The Marlins are not going to trade star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton this off-season, GM Dan Jennings said this past weekend (Bowden, Nov. 3).
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
The buzz in Miami is that they’re going to make an effort to add talent this winter, not trade it. They love their young pitching, they have Stanton, and maybe if they can build around them a bit, it can help move them in the right direction. There are also people in baseball who expect Jennings to spend this winter trying to get Stanton to sign an extension. Stanton was injured for some of last season, so maybe he’ll bite on a long-term deal that guarantees him more money during his arbitration years and eats in to some of his free agency at a slight bargain. In either case, if it doesn’t work out, they can always change course, trade him this winter, next summer, or next winter, when he’ll still have two years of arbitration eligibility on his current deal.