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The Rundown: Could Cubs Factor with Marlins Looking to Dump Stanton’s Salary (Including Jason Heyward Rumors)?

According to Barry Jackson and Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have determined exactly how to reduce payroll to $90 million. That they’re planning to cut costs is no secret, but there’s been plenty of speculation as to just how they’ll go about it. The early assumption was that Giancarlo Stanton and the $25 million he’s owed for 2018 (not to mention the following half-dozen years) would be the biggest piece, an educated guess that was confirmed by the reporters’ sources.

For what it’s worth, the Marlins will look to trade second baseman Dee Gordon and third baseman Martin Prado (good luck there) as well. And another source told the authors that Miami prefers not to trade Christian Yelich, which runs contrary to previous reports. Intrigue in the fate of those first two players pales in comparison to that surrounding Stanton, so let’s talk about him for a little bit.

Actually, let’s talk about him for a while. Please note that we’re getting into rumors, allegations, and things left unsaid throughout the rest of this post.

Were this just a matter of finding a trade partner willing to give up a huge haul of prospects, …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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