If you were hoping that Giancarlo Stanton lands in Boston this offseason, this news will upset you.
Miami has struggled to surround him with top-tier talent, however, resulting in the Marlins' 77-85 record last season. Perhaps there's some flexibility in that stance, but Stanton's preference is a factor.
"Some rival execs view the Marlins' prospect asking price for Giancarlo Stanton as shockingly high and somewhat out of touch with reality, and not discounted almost enough given the whopping $295 million he's owed (with the forthcoming out clause after the 2020 season)", Olney tweets.
You better keep a safe distance from all of these reports, because you might get burned.
While Stanton hit.281 with a whopping 59 home runs and 132 RBI a year ago, Heyman notes that the Red Sox may prefer to sign someone like free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez, who hit 45 homers in just 119 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks last season.
Per Spotrac, Stanton has 10 years and $285 million remaining on his contract before a club option kicks in for 2028.