Advisors pushing Stanton to accept a trade to the Boston Red Sox

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 11: Giancarlo Stanton
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 11: Giancarlo Stanton /

According to multiple sources, Giancarlo Stanton’s advisors are pushing him to accept a trade to the Boston Red Sox, rather than Los Angeles or St. Louis.

Giancarlo Stanton and the Boston Red Sox have become the biggest buzz words to begin the MLB offseason. The Miami slugger could be on the move, and each day it seems like the Red Sox are either the favorites or out of the picture completely to land him in a deal.

Reports surfaced that Stanton would not accept a trade to either Boston or St. Louis. Those rumors were squashed almost immediately though, and now his advisors may be urging him to accept a deal to Boston.

Stanton’s preference seems to be the Los Angeles Dodgers, but his advisors think the Red Sox are much better fit. Joe Kayata of NBC-10 in Providence, RI noted that the advisors see Boston as a better off-field destination.

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The marketing opportunities would be huge for Giancarlo in one of major league baseball’s greatest homes. Fans across the league would also be treated to a very fun Yankees-Red Sox rivalry with Aaron Judge and Stanton for years to come. Those 19 games would become must-see TV in Boston, New York, and beyond.

Clearly, a Stanton arrival in Boston would be huge for baseball as a whole.

Boston is looking to address their power needs, and while they are in play for Giancarlo Stanton, they could also look towards more affordable options like Carlos Santana, Lucas Duda, or Logan Morrison. Still, WEEI’s Rob Bradford still thinks a big move is coming.

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Bradford believes that Giancarlo Stanton, J.D. Martinez or Eric Hosmer will end up in Boston, and I tend to agree with him. The dropoff for hitters is significant after those 3, and I don’t believe the Red Sox want to miss out on this opportunity. Smaller moves would follow, but obtaining any of those stars would be huge for Boston going forward.