There’s a trade race in the MLB to get All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the the Marlins, and the San Francisco Giants are looking like the leaders.
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com tweeted the news Tuesday morning. He did add that the St. Louis Cardinals may still be in the mix.
Source says Marlins and Giants have had "deeper discussions" on a Giancarlo Stanton deal. Believes Giants are favorites to land the NL MVP, though Cardinals may still be a factor.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 21, 2017
Craig Mish of SiriusXM Radio reported Monday that the Giants and Marlins discussed one trade proposal that would send Stanton and second baseman Dee Gordon to San Francisco for second baseman Joe Panik, minor league pitcher Tyler Beede and minor league outfielder Chris Shaw.
Shaw and Beede are San Francisco’s second- and third-ranked prospects, respectively, per MLB.com.
Stanton, 28, is a four-time All Star and two-time NL home run leader. He hit .281/.376/.631 with 59 home runs and 132 RBI in 2017.