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After trading away almost all of their best players, the Miami Marlins may have difficulty getting Giancarlo Stanton to sign long-term.
Stanton, who let it be known he wasn't happy about Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio, Josh Johnson and others being traded, is thought to be just biding his time until free agency.
According to Joe Frisaro of mlb.com, the Marlins are willing to listen to offers for Stanton.
Marlins assistant general manager Dan Jennings was a guest on the "Front Office" show, with hosts Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette.
Jennings was asked if the Marlins would listen to offers for Stanton. Per company policy, the team does so on any player.
"Oh, I think that's been our [modus operandi]. I know in the 10 years I've been here, that's our M.O.," Jennings said. "We've never not listened to a deal on any player. Sometimes I chuckle when I hear people say, 'This guy's untouchable,' and 'That guy's untouchable.' You know what? They may be untouchable, until someone either overwhelms you or you get a package back that makes such a significant improvement on your club going forward. So we've always been willing to listen."
What ballclub wouldn't try to acquire Stanton after hearing this?
Unfortunately for most teams, they won't have the type of package the Marlins would be seeking.
Only teams with deep farm systems and a few top-level prospects they're willing to offer will be considered.