When you first heard the news yesterday about the Cubs inquiring on Giancarlo Stanton, you figured it was just the front office doing their due diligence.
However, I have heard there is something to this and there may yet be something to ponder. The first name we heard the Cubs would possibly have to part with is Starlin Castro.
My first thought was no. Not going to that after the Cubs just locked up the possible building block. After further review, I for one am willing to do this deal. It’s fair to mention I’ve been an advocate of Castro like John, and there are few young players I would deal him for.
Now there are even rumors the commissioner wouldn’t even allow the Marlins to deal Stanton after their mega salary dump that has angered all of baseball.
Castro’s involvement would change that I would think. Castro is already a name and would be the type of player the Marlins could yet again rebuild around and he comes relatively cheap. Not to mention Stanton is in his own words “pissed”.
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said they tend to value up the middle players over other positions. However, if you really think Javier Baez is truly the shortstop they think he is then we really have something to talk about.
Stanton, Anthony Rizzo, and Jorge Soler could really wreak some havoc in Wrigley Field for years to come. The Cubs would probably look to lock Stanton up to an extension as he is scheduled to become a free agent after 2016.
I know we alaready discussed the scenarios after John’s post yesterday but I have to say I’m leaning towards doing this if Miami is game. I also agree pitching would still be an issue but it would be hard to pass up on the potential that line up could bring.
I'm ready to deal, but would you rather give up Castro or Baez if you had a choice?
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