Would the Marlins trade young superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton to the Mets? Maybe the real question is, would the Mets trade for Giancarlo Stanton.
According to Michael Cardano of RotoExperts:
A source close to the SFX Baseball Group, an agency representing some of the biggest stars in the game, told me this morning that the Marlins have recently discussed a trade that would include sending recently signed Juan Pierre (an SFX client) and Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Mets, for super pitching prospect Zack Wheeler, obtained from the Giants in the Carlos Beltran trade, and minor league catcher Travis d’Arnaud …
Never mind that this rumor has yet to be corroborated by anyone. Never mind that the SFX “source” may be misinformed or have ulterior motives in “leaking” this information. And don’t get stuck on the Juan Pierre “can’t be traded because he was signed as a free agent” piece of the proposed trade (Cardano explains the technicality here).
Rather, just for a moment, pretend that such a trade offer is on the table.
Do you do it?
And no, you’re not allowed to change the deal so it’s Anthony Recker instead of d’Arnaud, nor switch in Collin McHugh for Wheeler. No substitutions. If you want to add something like, “only if Stanton signs a 5-year extension” or something similar, OK. But otherwise, imagine the deal stands as-is: Zack Wheeler and Travis d’Arnaud for Giancarlo Stanton and Juan Pierre.
Do you do it? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments …
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