After an official offer from the Giants on Friday, the Cardinals are now in the fight for Giancarlo Stanton.

Needless to say, Giancarlo Stanton is a hot commodity. His next move will most likely be the biggest story of this offseason.

Legitimate trade proposals are now in the works for Stanton and the Giants kicked it off on Friday. As of now, they are the only team who has made an official offer, but it seems that multiple others are close behind. We are the latest to join the party. And although the Cardinals have not confirmed that they’ve made an offer, MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi let it drop.

 Stanton

This 28 year old National League MVP is what everyone is talking about. He had 59 home runs this year, which is the most hit by a single player in one season since 2001. Stanton has made it to four All-star games in the last six years, and averages 44 home runs and a 110 RBI per 162 games.

Stanton has 10 years and $295 million left on his contract, but has the option to opt out after the 2020 season. And with a full no-trade clause, he holds all the power in regards to what happens next.

The Cardinals made a trade proposal on Sunday. And the good news is we offer more than San Francisco in terms of prospects. The Cards have six players on the MLBPipeline.com’s Top 100 Prospects list. The Giants only have one – infielder Christian Arroyo.

The Giants are willing to take a good amount of the money that’s left on Stanton’s contract, a factor unknown in regard to the Cardinals. The Red Sox along with other teams are also considering offers on Stanton, and those offers should start rolling in in the next few weeks.

Unfortunately, at this point in the offseason, little is known both on the Stanton’s side and the different teams’.

Who knows, Giancarlo Stanton could still surprise us all.

 

 

Statistics thanks to MLB.com

Photo Credit: USA TODAY Sports – Jasen Vinlove

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