Here’s another Giancarlo Stanton rumor.
It’s time for a daily news report …
The Stanton Derby
This is the news right now in Phillies land, that the Phils could be interested in a Giancarlo Stanton deal. It seems possible the Marlins will deal the elite slugger, and according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (who seems to be the only writer with these stories), the Phils have been active in asking about Stanton.
The other teams who’ve called a lot? Our best friends: the Cardinals and Giants.
So let’s just say this: Every team is interested in Giancarlo Stanton. He possesses incredible value, he’s likely the National League MVP, and he can transform this lineup from about-average to above-average.
That said, he’s pricey as all get out, so not many teams will really want to engage. That dwindles it down to a handful, of which the Phils will be among them.
So these are rumors we’ll keep hearing.
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