Originally Posted by cincrazy
There's literally no chance the Marlins trade Stanton. Not now, anyways. I read a report somewhere that said Selig probably wouldn't even allow it if they tried. You can only alienate your fans so much.
Stanton might have something to say about that. Based on his tweets, he's extremely ticked by the Marlins management trading all the key pieces away and him being stuck on what is sure to be a bottomdweller. I would think if a viable trade offer were made (Herschel Walker-type haul), that Selig would have no problem with it. And if Selig intervened and shut it down, I bet Stanton would get the players union involved and his own attorneys and agent.
Back to the trade.......more thoughts......
1. I've stated many times on other threads that going to the ballpark or even watching on TV..........it's like electricity in the air when Chapman comes in to close a ballgame, wondering if you're going to see the radar gun flash 101 or 102 or even higher. And then possibly watching him K the side and the enjoyment of watching the faces of cluelessness of the opposing batters. Simply put, Chapman is fun. And he puts butts in the seats and viewers on TV.
2. Billy Hamilton has that same potential as Chapman. If he can hit major league pitching, get on base at a high clip, and wreak havoc on the basepaths, the fans will come out by tickets or TV. Either way it helps the team revenue, either by ticket sales/concession sales or a future new TV package. I am looking forward to Billy's first major league stolen base. And if he puts on a show and steals 80 to 100+ bases..........you know we'll all be glued to it.
3. I'm the one constantly throwing out Stanton's name and even starting threads about acquiring him. But I tend to agree with Brutus that while he is really good, young, and under control for awhile........he isn't great yet. If the Reds offered Bailey, Corcino or Cingrani, Stephenson, and Mez, and even threw in Stubbs.........I think that would be a nice haul for the Marlins. A #3 major league starting pitcher who is starting to really impress, and then a choice of the Reds #2 or #3 top prospect which are triple A pitchers (Cingrani/Corcino), a former #1 pick and top 5 prospect in Stephenson, and then another former #1 pick in Mez who has major league experience but probably needs to play everyday. I think an offer like that is overpayment, but a serious haul that most teams would be crazy to turn down. And the positive for the Reds is it doesn't involve Hamilton or Chapman, and they get to keep one of either Cingrani or Corcino for the future. I'm down on Mez and think he is a catching version of Stubbs. While I'm guilty of proposing it, I think it's overpayment. Frankly I think Bailey, Corcino, and Mez would be fair enough.