It shouldn't be any surprise that plenty of MLB teams would show interest in a 23-year-old outfielder coming off a season during which he knocked 37 home runs with 86 RBI while batting .290 with a .969 OPS.
The question is whether or not the Miami Marlins are putting Giancarlo Stanton on the trade block after the salary purge that sent Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle to the Toronto Blue Jays. Stanton let it be known through Twitter that he wasn't happy about the deal.
The presumption is that the Marlins will eventually want to trade Stanton before he becomes expensive through arbitration. His first year of eligibility is 2013, and the general belief is that Stanton's salary could go from the $480,000 he made this season up to $7 million next year, according to The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson.
An MLB source informed The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo that many teams have contacted the Marlins about a possible deal, including the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs.
I would imagine you could include almost every team in MLB on that list. Even those that don't have an opening for a corner outfielder would likely try to make room for a player of Stanton's age, talent and four years of club control.
Former teammate Johnson said he believes Stanton eventually wants to play in his home state of California. However, he'll probably have to wait for free agency to make that happen.
But of the five teams mentioned in Cafardo's report, which would be the best fit for Stanton? Let's take a look.