Boston Red Sox: Three Reasons they must trade for Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumors: Cardinals, Red Sox, Giants, Phillies Interested

Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumors: Cardinals, Red Sox, Giants, Phillies Interested

"They're definitely in play", a source told the Miami Herald about the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact According to Spencer talks between Miami and Boston "may be heating up".

While Stanton hit.281 with a whopping 59 home runs and 132 RBI a year ago, Heyman notes that the Red Sox may prefer to sign someone like free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez, who hit 45 homers in just 119 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks last season. Stanton is a finalist for the National League Most Valuable Player Award and was the recipient of the NL Hank Aaron Award, given to the best offensive player.

Given the Red Sox' need for at least one more slugger, it would amount to professional malpractice for Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski not to perform due diligence for the Red Sox and explore the trade fully.

Stanton still has 11 years, $295 million remaining on his contract.

Could Giancarlo Stanton find himself in a Boston Red Sox uniform? If he doesn't opt out after 2020, he's guaranteed to make $208 million through 2027.

As the Marlins prepare to open shop Monday at the General Managers meetings in Orlando, they're already talking to a handful of teams about Stanton. The others were the Giants, Phillies and Cardinals.

If the Red Sox did acquire Stanton, it would come at a hefty price. Top among them in the free agent market are J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer and Carlos Santana. The Red Sox hit the fewest home runs in the American League last season and are looking to upgrade their lineup offensively.

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