Showing posts with label Giancarlo Stanton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Giancarlo Stanton. Show all posts

Monday, November 04, 2013

Mets Rumors: No Tulowitzki, No Stanton on the Trade Block


Mets Rumors:


The Mets who are in need of a shortstop and a couple of corner outfielders will look to the trade market to fill their needs. There have been many of rumors floating around that Giancarlo Stanton or Troy Tulowitzki could be Mets targets, but that is not the case...

Rockies senior vice president of Major League operations Bill Geivett made an appearance with Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio Sunday morning. Asked by Bowden how he would react if the Cardinals came knocking with an "overwhelming" offer for superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Geivett said he'd have to listen but added, "we're not doing anything with Tulo." Geivett went on to add that his top three priorities this offseason are starting pitching, a late-inning impact reliever and a corner bat (Twitter links).

The Mets do have minor league pitching prospects to dangle like Noah Syndergaard or Rafael Montero, but I'm sure that would be just the start of the conversations.. Of course, Bobby Parnell would have to added to the trade if anything would happen. Don't think the Mets would like to deplete themselves too much in the pitching area.

In other news, the Marlins are not going to trade star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton in the offseason, newly minted GM Dan Jennings emphatically asserted. As ESPN's Jim Bowden reports (via Twitter), Jennings said that "Mr. Stanton is not available" and that the team is "building around him."

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mets Rumors: David Price, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, Giancarlo Stanton, Troy Tulowitzki


Mets Rumors


Nick Carfardo of the Boston Globe says the Mets could entertain a trade offering for Tampa Bay's Ace David Price this off-season. The price tag for his services might not be in the reach of the Mets.. But with the loss of Harvey, the Mets might jump in the kettle with other teams..

Also, the Dodgers are going to make Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp or both available this offseason. Kemp, however, has become labeled with an injury, much like Troy Tulowitzki and Jacoby Ellsbury. But it won’t stop a teams from taking a chance on his talent.

Carfardo also says this off-season Marlins GM Dan Jennings might opt to pull trigger on a Giancarlo Stanton deal. The Marlins are looking for a boatload of prospects. With the Top three Marlin Prospect outfielders Marcell Ozuna, Jake Marisnick, and Christian Yelich ready to play..

The Rockies will listen to a deal for Tulowitzki, but whether they can pull off a deal for a player with such a long contract (about $130 million remaining until 2021) would be the trick.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Mets Rumors: No Cargo?, No Stanton?, No Big Moves until off-season?


No Trade for Now???

Mets Rumors:


A Mets official tells Mike Puma in the NY Post that the organization is unlikely to add a major piece such as Carlos Gonzalez at the trade deadline. “I don’t think that’s something [for] right now,” the source told Puma. “That’s probably something more for the offseason.”

This year’s pool of potential trade bait includes Marlon Byrd, Daniel Murphy, Dillon Gee, Jeremy Hefner and Bobby Parnell. But the Mets aren’t going to trade any of those players just for the sake of making a deal.

The organization’s biggest trade chips, pitching prospects Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard, would likely need to be included in a deal to land the kind of high-impact outfielder the Mets covet.

The market's biggest potential prize, however -- both physically and otherwise -- can be found across the Marlins clubhouse. He is Giancarlo Stanton, the 6-foot-6, 240-pound Californian who is likely to reach his 24th birthday in November having hit more home runs -- he currently has 100 -- than anyone of that age since Alex Rodriguez.

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is known for his fire sales, yet Loria has not wavered from his stance that Stanton is not going anywhere anytime soon. Loria is besotted with Stanton for the same reasons that his competitors covet him, and they extend beyond his rare power.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets GM Alderson says Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton has never been available in trade


Mets Rumors:

The Mets held a question-and-answer session with 350 season ticket-holders Saturday morning at Citi Field, and general manager Sandy Alderson said the team will be capable of adding substantial pieces soon, and the need for patience is almost over.

“I believe in the next six months or so, we’ll be in position to make some significant acquisitions, either by free agency or trade,” Alderson said. “It’s going to be up to us to make the right [decisions]. We’re working at it.

“Problem is, that at some point the best thing you can do is have a little patience. I’ve been preaching that for the past couple of years and I know it’s wearing thin. But we’re almost there.”

Besides Alderson, the 45-minute Q&A featured manager Terry Collins, pitchers Matt Harvey, Bobby Parnell and Dillon Gee, and catcher John Buck. Alderson was also asked whether he would consider trading prospects for a top hitter such as the Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton.

“That opportunity has never arisen,” the GM said. “When it does, we’ll address it.”

Monday, June 03, 2013

Mets Rumors: Some players that might be available soon, some might not


Mets Rumors:


According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe,  It shouldn’t be long before a long list of teams start to inquire about free agent Grady Sizemore.   Sizemore has begun baseball activities after being sidelined by knee surgeries and so far he’s had no setbacks.

Cafardo suggests the Mets could be a fit as they are in need of outfield help.

The White Sox, Blue Jays, and Twins might hold some of this year's top trade chips.

 “Alex Rios, Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and you can add Justin Morneau, are definitely the major guys scouts are focusing on,” said one AL GM.

The Mets could use anyone of those outfielders, especially Bautista, if they want to start rebuilding for next year..

Lets's Talk Stanton!

Giancarlo Stanton's hamstring injury should probably put any talk of a July trade to rest. "If they trade him in-season, they probably wouldn't get any major league talent," said one exec. "So given everything that's happened with their team and their attendance, are they really in a position to make a deal for him where they just get back prospects? Probably not." The exec concluded that the Marlins are better off waiting until the offseason and getting big league ready talent back for their star.

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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