Red Sox Trade Talk: 7 Reasons Giancarlo Stanton Is a Perfect Fit for Boston

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Red Sox Trade Talk: 7 Reasons Giancarlo Stanton Is a Perfect Fit for Boston
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Young Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton would look awfully good in a Boston Red Sox uniform, don't you think? 

You should if you're a Red Sox fan. Even the Red Sox themselves seem to be enthused about the idea of Stanton in a Boston uniform, as Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe recently reported that they're one of many teams that have inquired about Stanton in recent weeks.

The obvious caveat is that the Marlins don't have to trade Stanton. Nor do they want to, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. They'd much rather build around Stanton than jettison him for young players to aid their rebuilding process.

In saying they don't want to trade Stanton, however, the Marlins could just be posturing. Plus, Stanton himself may soon request a trade out of Miami anyway. He may have already done so, as his agent declined to comment about a possible trade request when he spoke to Heyman on Monday.

Let's go ahead and continue to take the idea of Stanton being traded in the near future seriously, in which case we can also go ahead and continue to count the Red Sox as a perfect fit for him.

Yes, a "perfect fit." Here's why.

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

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