Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mets Rumors: Marlins Giancarlo Stanton to the Mets? It will cost Wheeler and possibly d'Arnaud


According to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News, the Mets then spent time at the winter meetings debating whether to make Wheeler available in a variety of trades, including for Arizona’s Justin Upton and Kansas City’s Wil Myers. Neither of those outfielders seemed worth the organization’s top pitching prospect, but Giancarlo Stanton is in a different category.

Although they do not know if the Marlins will move him (Miami declined to shop Stanton even after the outfielder tweeted about being “pissed off” after the Reyes trade), the Mets continue to monitor the situation, fully realizing that any deal would almost certainly have to include Wheeler and top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud.

Martino asked a Mets official, "Would you trade for Stanton if it meant dealing Wheeler and/or d'Arnaud?"

“In a heartbeat,” said one Mets official, who is not in Alderson’s inner-circle of decision-makers, but has a voice in discussions. The guy then snapped his fingers. “Nothing against those kids, but it’s Giancarlo.”

Said another Mets official, also not in the top tier of decision-makers: “If you could do that, you would have to. You trade the pitcher for the everyday player almost every time.”

Giancarlo Stanton's Career Stats:
Year Tm AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
2010 FLA 359 45 93 21 1 22 59 5 2 34 123 .259
2011 FLA 516 79 135 30 5 34 87 5 5 70 166 .262
2012 MIA 449 75 130 30 1 37 86 6 2 46 143 .290
2013 MIA 30 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 12 .167
4 Yrs 1354 200 363 83 7 93 232 16 9 158 444 .268
162 Game Avg. 574 85 154 35 3 39 98 7 4 67 188 .268
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/11/2013.
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