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Gian-Cards-No? Stanton Would Reportedly Veto Trades to Cardinals, Red Sox

I had toyed with the idea of leaving the Red Sox out of the title, but opted to leave them in for the sake of full disclosure. According to a report from Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald, Giancarlo Stanton does not want to play for either Boston or St. Louis.

A baseball source said yesterday that he’s been told Stanton will not accept a trade to either the Red Sox or the Cardinals, another team linked early and often in trade rumors. Perhaps there’s some flexibility in that stance, but Stanton’s preference is a factor.

This follows on the heels of an earlier report from Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that said the Marlins had a good idea of which teams their slugger would approve deals with.

Michael Hill, the Marlins’ president of baseball operations, said he has been keeping Stanton informed about the “possibilities,” and that he knows the teams that Stanton would approve.

“I do have a sense, and we’ll keep that internally,” Hill said. “At the appropriate time we’ll discuss what we need to discuss. … With the whole trade process, there are rumors out there — and there have been a …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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