10 Reasons Giancarlo Stanton-to-Rays Deal Makes Perfect Sense for Both Sides

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10 Reasons Giancarlo Stanton-to-Rays Deal Makes Perfect Sense for Both Sides
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It just wouldn't be Hot Stove season without a little outlandish trade speculation.

Isn't that right, David Schoenfield of ESPN.com?

While everyone was busy shopping and scarfing down Thanksgiving leftovers this past Friday, Schoenfield was putting together a list of blockbuster trades that could go down this offseason. Among them, he envisioned Cliff Lee going to the Texas Rangers, Justin Upton and Shin-Soo Choo going to the Seattle Mariners and Giancarlo Stanton going to the Tampa Bay Rays.

The trade ideas that Schoenfield came up with come off as being more than a little far-fetched, and you get the sense that he may have put together the list with his tongue partially (or maybe even firmly) in his cheek.

However, Schoenfield may just be onto something with his trade proposal that calls for Stanton to go to the Rays. In it, the Rays would also get first baseman/outfielder Logan Morrison, and the Miami Marlins would get outfielder Desmond Jennings, right-handers Wade Davis and Chris Archer and minor leaguers Enny Romero and Drew Vettleson.

It would be a big trade, to be sure. A real earth-shaker. 

But it's also a trade that could actually happen. Here's why.

 

Note: Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted. Salary info courtesy of Cot's Baseball Contracts.

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