Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has drawn plenty of trade interest from other MLB teams. Despite Stanton's 2013 struggles (.545 OPS, 0 HR), suitors would be willing to offer blockbuster packages to acquire him.
July's non-waiver trade deadline doesn't seem like a potential moving date, MLB Network's Peter Gammons reports:
Team after team--from Boston to Mets to Rangers and on and on--have checked in with Miami on Stanton, with "not interested" response from Ms— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) April 14, 2013
Stanton earns a measly six-figure salary and—along with talented rookie Jose Fernandez—is one of two reasons anybody will attend Marlins Park this summer.
However, there's a strong sense around the industry that he will change uniforms prior to Opening Day 2014. Arbitration eligibility will lead to a substantial pay raise, and swapping this superstar for prospects would expedite Miami's rebuilding process while keeping costs low.
Every franchise will attempt to add the 23-year-old during the offseason because he is so accomplished at such a young age. But in particular, the following potential transactions should pique the interest of the Marlins front office.