If any of these five teams can swing a trade for Stanton, they immediately become instant contenders in 2013.
Isn't that all it took to finally make the decision to trade Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays?
The always-embarrassing Miami Marlins front office can now turn their focus onto trading their disgruntled superstar for a bunch of top prospects, expiring contracts, new stadium or whatever it is they want to do.
Alright, I'm pissed off!!! Plain & Simple— Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo818) November 13, 2012
Not the way you want your best player to feel about your team. And to be honest, he had every right to feel that way. But I digress.
Back to actual baseball transactions, there are five teams that have the ability and guts to pull off a trade for this once-in-a-generation talent.
And no, you won't be seeing the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers on this list. They've got money—seemingly unlimited amounts of it in the Dodgers' case—but none of them have the star talent in their minor league system to have a chance.