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The Cardinals And Giants Are Both Out On Giancarlo Stanton

The two biggest sweepstakes this off-season have undoubtedly been Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton. Well, one of them is over and it looks like the other is just getting started.

The Giants and the Cardinals were the two teams believed to be the most interested in trading for Giancarlo Stanton. They both had general frameworks in place and all that was left was for Stanton to waive his no-trade clause. Craig Mish of SiriusXM even reported the Giants’ proposed trade to the Marlins, and it wasn’t bad. According to Mish’s source, the deal included four of the Giants’ top five prospects, as well as $250 million of Stanton’s contract. None of it matters now because Giancarlo Stanton has rejected both the Cardinals and Giants.

Here is what both teams had to say about it:

This leaves the Dodgers in a very good place, however they still have some competition. It has been no secret that Giancarlo Stanton wants to be on a contending team, and it shows with the list of teams he said he’d approve a trade to. The list includes the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs, and Astros, all notable teams from the 2017 postseason.

With all of that said, what are the chances that the Dodgers land Giancarlo Stanton? Here is what Jim Bowden and Craig Mish had to say about it:

If the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes taught us anything, it’s that nobody truly knows what is going to happen. The favorite to land Ohtani included the Yankees and the Mariners, and both ended up falling short to the Angels. However, it is reassuring to see that the Dodgers appear to be in the lead. What is also reassuring is the fact that the Marlins have lost almost all of their leverage.

Like I said earlier, the Giants’ package was pretty solid considering they were going to eat most of the contract and send over their top prospects. The Cardinals were also willing to eat up quite a bit of Stanton’s contract as well as send over top prospects. With these deals off of the table, this puts the Marlins in a bit more of a desperate situation, as noted by Jon Heyman below.

The chances of the Dodgers landing Giancarlo Stanton, and for potentially a cheaper price than previously expected, has never looked better. How are you feeling about the Los Angeles’ chances of landing the 2017 National League MVP? Let us know in the comments below!

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Alex Perez

Whittier College Alumnus. Editor In Chief of Dodgers Nation. Lifelong Dodgers fan.

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  1. No let him go somewhere else besides the dodgers. We would have to give up to much. The farm system is producing good players that are taking the dodgers the team they are. No egos and play as a team.

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