Well, the Giants are a West Coast team and Stanton is a West Coast guy who supposedly prefers to be closer to his Southern California roots. Also, the Giants might be more willing to absorb more of Stanton's remaining $295 million contract.
I don't remember floating that idea. Sorry.
I don't see the Cardinals going after J.D. Martinez.
I would assume the Cardinals aren't as high on Maitan this year as they were last year. According to reports I've read, he was not very impressive this season. He's not seen as such a sure thing after a year in pro ball.
I wrote a column on the reasons players think highly of playing in St. Louis. Trust me, I'm not so full of myself that I think my column is going to change Stanton's opinion either way. But if it really concerns you I'd you you're living a great life without any real things to worry about.
Nobody other than the Marlins knows what the Cardinals and Giants have both offered. Anybody who says otherwise is lying. Folks in baseball circles have come to the conclusion that the Giants are the slight favorites ahead of the Cardinals, who are deemed second. The folks who post betting odds also have declared the Giants slight favorites.
I'd rather have Stanton. You don't need Yelich and Ozuna if you're committed to keeping Fowler, who has a no-trade clause, and Tommy Pham, who is very inexpensive compared to all the outfielders mentioned.
I haven't asked Moises Rodriguez, but I'd bet the Cardinals will go after a few of those players.
I don't see the NBA being a fit in St. Louis. Considering how the Rams left, I don't expect St. Louis officials rushing to provide the public funds that would be necessary to build a state-of-the-art NFL stadium to land another NFL franchise. Those ships have sailed, my friend.
I think that type of offer would definitely get the Marlins to pick up the phone and seriously consider calling Stanton about his no-trade clause.
Nobody has been charged. Until we hear otherwise, you have to assume the investigation is ongoing.
I've noticed that many of the Stanton and Giants questions in the queue have already been asked an answered. I will not pick up anymore of those questions.
I have no idea what Cardinals fans will accept, but I'm sure Cardinals fans don't want the franchise to completely sacrifice the future just to land Stanton.
Reed would be a good addition to the bullpen, but I don't know that he's the closer this team needs. He could be a good setup man, though.
Let's wait until spring training before declaring winners and losers in the hot stove league.
I would assume this is a scenario in which Girsch and Mozeliak proceed after receiving DeWitt's blessing on the amount of salary they can absorb.
I don't think the Marlins are worried about their fan base. That new ownership group is worried about satisfying the needs of an ownership group that wants to trim payroll as low as possible to begin a rebuild similar to the one the Astros went through from 2011 through 2014. This isn't about the fans. This is about the ownership group.