MLB Rumors: Giants, Cardinals Have Giancarlo Stanton Trade Frameworks In Place

MLB Rumors: Giants, Cardinals Have Giancarlo Stanton Trade Frameworks In Place

MLB Rumors: Giants, Cardinals Have Giancarlo Stanton Trade Frameworks In Place

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Marlins have "agreed to general framework" of deals with both the Giants and Cardinals.

In recent days, Stanton or his representatives have met with both the Cardinals and the Giants, suggesting he's better positioned than not in order to make a decision.

That backed up another report, from ESPN's Buster Olney on Friday, that said Major League Baseball would only allow San Francisco and St. Louis executives to meet with Stanton's people if the Marlins said they were closing in on a potential deal. Stanton grew up 15 miles from Dodger Stadium, and it's believed he'd prefer to play in his hometown for the National League champs. But with new ownership in Miami trying to shed payroll, the remaining $295 million on Stanton's massive contract is a priority for the team to move.

But for luxury tax reasons, the Dodgers are unable to dive completely into trade talks with the Marlins this winter.

Giancarlo Stanton's record $325 million contract with the Marlins includes a no-trade clause.

Stanton is owed between $25 million and $32 million each of the next 10 seasons.

That being said, it still remains unclear what the Marlins would target in a deal with the Cardinals. He also was MVP runner-up in 2014 when he led the NL with 37 homers while compiling 105 RBIs.

According to reports and sources, San Francisco's package of prospects who could be involved in a deal for Stanton include outfielder/first baseman Chris Shaw, right-hander Tyler Beede and outfielder Heliot Ramos.

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