Giancarlo Stanton is one of the most talented players to ever compete in Major League Baseball, but that does not mean a team is going to risk the entire future of its franchise just to acquire the slugger.
Miami has struggled to surround him with top-tier talent, however, resulting in the Marlins' 77-85 record last season.
Stanton would undoubtedly improve the Red Sox offense, but at what cost?
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It will be a costly addition, but whichever team trades for Stanton will instantly bolster their lineup with a 28-year-old who slashed.281/.376/.631 with 59 home runs and 132 RBI in 2017.
The Marlins, now under new ownership that includes New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter, are said to be intent on cutting salary this offseason and Stanton still has $295 million and 10 years remaining on his current contract.