Boston Red Sox: Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors heating up

MIAMI, FL - JULY 16: Giancarlo Stanton
MIAMI, FL - JULY 16: Giancarlo Stanton /

Giancarlo Stanton could soon find himself in a Boston Red Sox, in what would be a crazy first move for Derek Jeter in Miami.

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is drawing trade interest from around the league, but the Boston Red Sox are among the frontrunners to land him this offseason.

Talks are reportedly “heating up” between Boston and Miami, and a trade could come sooner rather than later. Other teams are in on Stanton as well though, like the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, and Philadelphia Phillies. On Monday, the annual GM meetings began in Orlando, FL. A lot can get done at those meetings and the upcoming winter meetings.

Miami is looking to rebuild, and they need pitchers, but they reportedly will make the best deal no matter what positions are included. They are looking to shed themselves of Stanton’s salary and start fresh under new management with Derek Jeter. Stanton though has a full no-trade clause in his contract, so he has a say in where he will end up. Boston seems like a great fit, as they are in need of a big bat and are willing to spend to get it.

The Red Sox are reportedly in the running for free agents Carlos Santana, Eric Hosmer, and J.D. Martinez, but a trade for Giancarlo Stanton would be huge. Of course, Boston would have to move on from one of their young outfielders in the deal. They want to hold on to Mookie Betts, so it seems like Andrew Benintendi or Jackie Bradley Jr. would be on the move in a Stanton deal. That’s a tough pill to swallow for some Sox fans, but Stanton is a once in a lifetime bat that the Red Sox don’t want to miss out on.

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In 2017, Stanton hit 59 home runs and drove in 132 RBI. Red Sox fans should be dreaming of seeing Stanton in the Fenway better’s box, hammering balls over the Green Monster. His power would be something to see in each game at home, and he could end up putting up 55 or 60 home runs once again. The Red Sox would be immediate World Series favorites, and they may even add another big name in the offseason to double down on their goals by signing Eric Hosmer, J.D. Martinez or Carlos Santana. This is a move Dave Dombrowski and the Boston Red Sox should find a way to get done.