Rumours swirl around Jays at winter meetings

Major League Baseball’s winter meetings may signal the unofficial start of offseason negotiations for players and front offices alike. For fans, however, the mid-December powwow means that ‘speculation season’ is in full swing.

Though not much of substance unfolded over the week for the Toronto Blue Jays, the rumour mill did churn in Orlando. The club was often mentioned in conversations with (or interest in) several impactful outfielders, along with a few middle infielders and an aging-yet-still-effective lefty arm.

a desire for more offence and some help in the bullpen. The Jays have obvious holes to fill in the outfield and middle infield, too, forcing Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro to cast a wide net this offseason.” data-reactid=”33″>Asked by reporters on Wednesday for his opinion on the Blue Jays’ most pressing needs this offseason, manager Jon Gibbons

a desire for more offence and some help in the bullpen. The Jays have obvious holes to fill in the outfield and middle infield, too, forcing Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro to cast a wide net this offseason.

reported Thursday.” data-reactid=”52″>The Blue Jays have had conversations with the Chicago White Sox in regards to acquiring outfielder Avisail Garcia,

The club has been in talks with several teams and free agents in hopes of patching up a poor outfield situation with the departure of Jose Bautista and a less-than-effective platoon in left featuring Steve Pearce and Ezequiel Carrera. Though initially rumoured to be shopping the 26-year-old this offseason, it’s not fully clear how eager the White Sox are to move Garcia — who slashed .330/.380/.506 with 18 home runs and 4.2 WAR in 136 games last season.

by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.” data-reactid=”71″>Reports that first surfaced in mid-November had the Blue Jays, along with several other potential suitors, showing serious interest in Lorenzo Cain. Those rumours

The free-agent outfielder could finally give the club the leadoff hitter it’s yearned for, along with a speedy, base-stealing threat to add to a lineup that was one of the slowest in all of baseball last season. Cain, who hit .300/.363/.440 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI in 2017, has played regularly at centre field for the Kansas City Royals the past two seasons, meaning a move to acquire the 31-year-old would force a switch to another outfield position for either he or Kevin Pillar.

have the team interested in Bruce once again, along with the Mets, Rockies and Mariners.” data-reactid=”90″>Time for your annual dose of Jay-Bruce-to-the-Blue-Jays rumours. A report that seemingly surfaces every offseason has the veteran outfield heading north to Toronto. The

Bruce spent parts of the last two seasons with the Mets before he was shipped to Cleveland in an August trade. The 30-year-old had 29 home runs and slashed .256/.321/.520 in 103 games in New York last season before being dealt. Bruce can fill the hole left by Bautista’s departure in right field, and could also provide a bat at DH — giving the club flexibility to try and move, or reduce the role of, Kendrys Morales.

.” data-reactid=”113″>Free-agent outfielder Carlos Gomez has also been linked to the Blue Jays over the past several days, with the team reportedly interested in the former Rangers centre fielder,

Yet another potential option for the team’s uncertain outfield, Gomez — who saw several stints on the DL last season — slashed .255/.340/.462 in 105 games with the Rangers in 2017 after coming over from the Houston Astros the previous offseason. The two-time All Star twice finished in the top 20 in NL MVP voting (2013 and 2014) and also won a Gold Glove in 2013. Any potential acquisition of Gomez would again create a possible clash with Pillar.

to land one of the offseason’s most coveted free agents in J.D. Martinez last month, but the whispers of such a link have been pretty quiet since.” data-reactid=”132″>The Blue Jays emerged as

to land one of the offseason’s most coveted free agents in J.D. Martinez last month, but the whispers of such a link have been pretty quiet since.

The 30-year-old outfielder hit .303 with a 1.066 OPS in 2017 with the Tigers and Diamondbacks, while finishing in the top 15 in MVP voting. Martinez is maybe the top position player available on the free-agent market and has garnered a lot of interest from various clubs — with the Red Sox, Diamondbacks and Giants emerging as the most likely suitors.

that the Blue Jays, along with the Yankees and Red Sox, are “in play” for middle infielder Eduardo Nunez.” data-reactid=”151″>Heyman also

that the Blue Jays, along with the Yankees and Red Sox, are “in play” for middle infielder Eduardo Nunez.

The 30-year-old slashed .313/.341/4.60 between the Giants and Red Sox last season, following an All-Star campaign split between the Giants and the Twins in 2016. Toronto could definitely use some help in the infield. Though Aledmys Diaz was acquired earlier this month to replace a departing Ryan Goins, Darwin Barney likely won’t be back and the health of Devon Travis is an ongoing concern.

In regards to adding another arm to the rotation, the Blue Jays met with left-hander CC Sabatha during baseball’s winter meetings this week. Gibbons would clearly be on board with the club inking Sabathia, and had this to say about him:

the Associated Press.” data-reactid=”171″>”He’s a workhorse, man. He’s always pitched well against us. One of the great competitors in the game for a number of years. I thought he looked strong last year,” the manager said,

The 37-year-old went 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA last season for the Yankees — a club he’s been with since 2009.

One of the most persistent rumours of the offseason involving Toronto is the possible departure of former MVP Josh Donaldson.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.” data-reactid=”191″>The St. Louis Cardinals in particular have shown relentless interest in acquiring the former MVP, a move the Blue Jays apparently have no current interest in,

Donaldson is eligible to become a free agent in 2019, and the Blue Jays will have some serious decisions to make on their All Star third baseman in the coming months. Toronto could certainly stock the cupboards by dealing Donaldson now while in a position of strength, but all indications point to the team still trying to contend in the AL East for at least one more season.

#STLCards keep pushing for Donaldson, sources tell The Athletic. #BlueJays remain disinclined to move Donaldson, planning to compete in 2018. Asking price high. No indication deal is close.

remain disinclined to move Donaldson, planning to compete in 2018. Asking price high. No indication deal is close.

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Major League Baseball’s winter meetings may signal the unofficial start of offseason negotiations for players and front offices alike. For fans, however, the mid-December powwow means that ‘speculation season’ is in full swing.

Though not much of substance unfolded over the week for the Toronto Blue Jays, the rumour mill did churn in Orlando. The club was often mentioned in conversations with (or interest in) several impactful outfielders, along with a few middle infielders and an aging-yet-still-effective lefty arm.

a desire for more offence and some help in the bullpen. The Jays have obvious holes to fill in the outfield and middle infield, too, forcing Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro to cast a wide net this offseason.” data-reactid=”33″>Asked by reporters on Wednesday for his opinion on the Blue Jays’ most pressing needs this offseason, manager Jon Gibbons

a desire for more offence and some help in the bullpen. The Jays have obvious holes to fill in the outfield and middle infield, too, forcing Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro to cast a wide net this offseason.

reported Thursday.” data-reactid=”52″>The Blue Jays have had conversations with the Chicago White Sox in regards to acquiring outfielder Avisail Garcia,

The club has been in talks with several teams and free agents in hopes of patching up a poor outfield situation with the departure of Jose Bautista and a less-than-effective platoon in left featuring Steve Pearce and Ezequiel Carrera. Though initially rumoured to be shopping the 26-year-old this offseason, it’s not fully clear how eager the White Sox are to move Garcia — who slashed .330/.380/.506 with 18 home runs and 4.2 WAR in 136 games last season.

by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.” data-reactid=”71″>Reports that first surfaced in mid-November had the Blue Jays, along with several other potential suitors, showing serious interest in Lorenzo Cain. Those rumours

The free-agent outfielder could finally give the club the leadoff hitter it’s yearned for, along with a speedy, base-stealing threat to add to a lineup that was one of the slowest in all of baseball last season. Cain, who hit .300/.363/.440 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI in 2017, has played regularly at centre field for the Kansas City Royals the past two seasons, meaning a move to acquire the 31-year-old would force a switch to another outfield position for either he or Kevin Pillar.

have the team interested in Bruce once again, along with the Mets, Rockies and Mariners.” data-reactid=”90″>Time for your annual dose of Jay-Bruce-to-the-Blue-Jays rumours. A report that seemingly surfaces every offseason has the veteran outfield heading north to Toronto. The

Bruce spent parts of the last two seasons with the Mets before he was shipped to Cleveland in an August trade. The 30-year-old had 29 home runs and slashed .256/.321/.520 in 103 games in New York last season before being dealt. Bruce can fill the hole left by Bautista’s departure in right field, and could also provide a bat at DH — giving the club flexibility to try and move, or reduce the role of, Kendrys Morales.

.” data-reactid=”113″>Free-agent outfielder Carlos Gomez has also been linked to the Blue Jays over the past several days, with the team reportedly interested in the former Rangers centre fielder,

Yet another potential option for the team’s uncertain outfield, Gomez — who saw several stints on the DL last season — slashed .255/.340/.462 in 105 games with the Rangers in 2017 after coming over from the Houston Astros the previous offseason. The two-time All Star twice finished in the top 20 in NL MVP voting (2013 and 2014) and also won a Gold Glove in 2013. Any potential acquisition of Gomez would again create a possible clash with Pillar.

to land one of the offseason’s most coveted free agents in J.D. Martinez last month, but the whispers of such a link have been pretty quiet since.” data-reactid=”132″>The Blue Jays emerged as

to land one of the offseason’s most coveted free agents in J.D. Martinez last month, but the whispers of such a link have been pretty quiet since.

The 30-year-old outfielder hit .303 with a 1.066 OPS in 2017 with the Tigers and Diamondbacks, while finishing in the top 15 in MVP voting. Martinez is maybe the top position player available on the free-agent market and has garnered a lot of interest from various clubs — with the Red Sox, Diamondbacks and Giants emerging as the most likely suitors.

that the Blue Jays, along with the Yankees and Red Sox, are “in play” for middle infielder Eduardo Nunez.” data-reactid=”151″>Heyman also

that the Blue Jays, along with the Yankees and Red Sox, are “in play” for middle infielder Eduardo Nunez.

The 30-year-old slashed .313/.341/4.60 between the Giants and Red Sox last season, following an All-Star campaign split between the Giants and the Twins in 2016. Toronto could definitely use some help in the infield. Though Aledmys Diaz was acquired earlier this month to replace a departing Ryan Goins, Darwin Barney likely won’t be back and the health of Devon Travis is an ongoing concern.

In regards to adding another arm to the rotation, the Blue Jays met with left-hander CC Sabatha during baseball’s winter meetings this week. Gibbons would clearly be on board with the club inking Sabathia, and had this to say about him:

the Associated Press.” data-reactid=”171″>”He’s a workhorse, man. He’s always pitched well against us. One of the great competitors in the game for a number of years. I thought he looked strong last year,” the manager said,

The 37-year-old went 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA last season for the Yankees — a club he’s been with since 2009.

One of the most persistent rumours of the offseason involving Toronto is the possible departure of former MVP Josh Donaldson.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.” data-reactid=”191″>The St. Louis Cardinals in particular have shown relentless interest in acquiring the former MVP, a move the Blue Jays apparently have no current interest in,

Donaldson is eligible to become a free agent in 2019, and the Blue Jays will have some serious decisions to make on their All Star third baseman in the coming months. Toronto could certainly stock the cupboards by dealing Donaldson now while in a position of strength, but all indications point to the team still trying to contend in the AL East for at least one more season.

#STLCards keep pushing for Donaldson, sources tell The Athletic. #BlueJays remain disinclined to move Donaldson, planning to compete in 2018. Asking price high. No indication deal is close.

remain disinclined to move Donaldson, planning to compete in 2018. Asking price high. No indication deal is close.

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L.A. Daily News
“Although the Dodgers didn’t end up with Giancarlo Stanton, they might have indirectly helped prevent Stanton from winding up in their division.

The San Francisco Giants had worked out a deal with the Miami Marlins for the slugger, but he exercised his no-trade clause and refused to go to the…”
December 12

“Although the Dodgers didn’t end up with Giancarlo Stanton, they might have indirectly helped prevent Stanton from winding up in their division.

The San Francisco Giants had worked out a deal with the Miami Marlins for the slugger, but he exercised his no-trade clause and refused to go to the…”

NBC Sports Boston
“Giancarlo Stanton’s agent, Joel Wolfe, said on Monday afternoon that the Red Sox were never presented to him and his client as a possible trade destination.

“To my knowledge, Boston never had any interest in him,” Wolfe said after the Yankees introduced Stanton at a winter meetings press…”
December 11

“Giancarlo Stanton’s agent, Joel Wolfe, said on Monday afternoon that the Red Sox were never presented to him and his client as a possible trade destination.

“To my knowledge, Boston never had any interest in him,” Wolfe said after the Yankees introduced Stanton at a winter meetings press…”

Fanrag Sports
“Giancarlo Stanton, speaking at his introductory New York Yankees press conference on Monday, said all of the things that his new team wanted to hear. So did his agent.

Stanton, acquired from the Miami Marlins for veteran second baseman Starlin Castro and prospects Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers,…”
December 11

“Giancarlo Stanton, speaking at his introductory New York Yankees press conference on Monday, said all of the things that his new team wanted to hear. So did his agent.

Stanton, acquired from the Miami Marlins for veteran second baseman Starlin Castro and prospects Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers,…”

Hardball Talk
“Giancarlo Stanton was introduced by the New York Yankees moments ago, donning the pinstripes for the first time and meeting a mass of media. The takeaway from the presser — apart from how happy he seems to be about joining the Yankees — is how poorly the Miami Marlins handled his…”
December 11

“Giancarlo Stanton was introduced by the New York Yankees moments ago, donning the pinstripes for the first time and meeting a mass of media. The takeaway from the presser — apart from how happy he seems to be about joining the Yankees — is how poorly the Miami Marlins handled his…”

USA Today
“An hour before his introduction as a New York Yankee, Giancarlo Stanton took to social media to close the book on his time as a Miami Marlin, thanking fans and noting the “unprofessional, circus times” during his eight seasons in South Florida.

Stanton’s trade to the Yankees was finalized…”
December 11

“An hour before his introduction as a New York Yankee, Giancarlo Stanton took to social media to close the book on his time as a Miami Marlin, thanking fans and noting the “unprofessional, circus times” during his eight seasons in South Florida.

Stanton’s trade to the Yankees was finalized…”

Larry Brown Sports
“Giancarlo Stanton may have had to settle on less than his first choice when he accepted a trade to the New York Yankees, but he is apparently excited about his new home.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports spoke with a friend of Stanton, and the 28-year-old slugger is said to be “very happy” that he…”
December 11

“Giancarlo Stanton may have had to settle on less than his first choice when he accepted a trade to the New York Yankees, but he is apparently excited about his new home.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports spoke with a friend of Stanton, and the 28-year-old slugger is said to be “very happy” that he…”

Sportsnaut
“The MLB Winter Meetings will get off to a rip-roaring start in Orlando on Monday with the New York Yankees set to officially announce the acquisition of reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins.

This has long been expected. On Saturday, reports noted that the Yankees had indeed…”
December 10

“The MLB Winter Meetings will get off to a rip-roaring start in Orlando on Monday with the New York Yankees set to officially announce the acquisition of reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins.

This has long been expected. On Saturday, reports noted that the Yankees had indeed…”

MLB Trade Rumors
“The Yankees and Marlins have a deal for Giancarlo Stanton, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The deal is still subject to Stanton’s approval, as the slugger has full no-trade rights. ”
December 09

“The Yankees and Marlins have a deal for Giancarlo Stanton, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The deal is still subject to Stanton’s approval, as the slugger has full no-trade rights. “

Larry Brown Sports
“The Miami Marlins were looking for a trade partner who could relieve them of most of Giancarlo Stanton’s $295 million deal. That mission appears to be accomplished.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and the Athletic, the Yankees are taking on a massive amount of Stanton’s contract — at…”
December 09

“The Miami Marlins were looking for a trade partner who could relieve them of most of Giancarlo Stanton’s $295 million deal. That mission appears to be accomplished.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and the Athletic, the Yankees are taking on a massive amount of Stanton’s contract — at…”

New York Daily News
“It was too good to pass up.

The Yankees have taken advantage of a desperate Derek Jeter-led Marlins franchise, acquiring slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

The two teams have a deal in place, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweeted Saturday.

The deal bolsters an already formidable lineup, with…”
December 09

“It was too good to pass up.

The Yankees have taken advantage of a desperate Derek Jeter-led Marlins franchise, acquiring slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

The two teams have a deal in place, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweeted Saturday.

The deal bolsters an already formidable lineup, with…”

San Jose Mercury News
“Friday was not a good day for the Giants.

First came the reports from SiriusXM’s Craig Mish and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal that Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will not approve a trade to the Giants or St. Louis, but would go to the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs…”
December 08

“Friday was not a good day for the Giants.

First came the reports from SiriusXM’s Craig Mish and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal that Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will not approve a trade to the Giants or St. Louis, but would go to the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs…”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“The Cardinals pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton is over as the Miami Marlins slugger has refused to waive his no-trade clause to come to St. Louis. The Cardinals had been willing to pick up somewhere between $230 million to $250 million of Stanton’s current contract to get a deal done.

“We had an…”
December 08

“The Cardinals pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton is over as the Miami Marlins slugger has refused to waive his no-trade clause to come to St. Louis. The Cardinals had been willing to pick up somewhere between $230 million to $250 million of Stanton’s current contract to get a deal done.

“We had an…”

Hardball Talk
“In the wake of last night’s report that Giancarlo Stanton is unwilling to waive his no-trade clause for the Cardinals and Giants, but would do so for the Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs or Astros, a new round of trade speculation and rumors has begun. First up, assessing the intent of the Yankees, who…”
December 08

“In the wake of last night’s report that Giancarlo Stanton is unwilling to waive his no-trade clause for the Cardinals and Giants, but would do so for the Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs or Astros, a new round of trade speculation and rumors has begun. First up, assessing the intent of the Yankees, who…”

Deadspin
“Giancarlo Stanton has reportedly narrowed the list of places he’d accept a trade, and the two biggest frontrunners have been left off. Per reporting from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Stanton is now focusing on the Dodgers and Yankees–and not the Giants or Cardinals. Craig Mish of SiriusXM…”
December 08

“Giancarlo Stanton has reportedly narrowed the list of places he’d accept a trade, and the two biggest frontrunners have been left off. Per reporting from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Stanton is now focusing on the Dodgers and Yankees–and not the Giants or Cardinals. Craig Mish of SiriusXM…”

CBS Sports
“When it comes to the Marlins’ desire to trade reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton and the $295 million still on his contract, you can be forgiven for thinking that it’s the Giants or Cardinals or bust for the slugger. After all, those two teams have reportedly agreed to general parameters of a deal…”
December 07

“When it comes to the Marlins’ desire to trade reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton and the $295 million still on his contract, you can be forgiven for thinking that it’s the Giants or Cardinals or bust for the slugger. After all, those two teams have reportedly agreed to general parameters of a deal…”

Bleacher Report
“The San Francisco Giants met with Giancarlo Stanton and have a deal in place with the Miami Marlins to acquire the All-Star outfielder, Giants general manager Bobby Evans told San Francisco radio station KNBR (via the San Francisco Chronicle’s John Shea).

Shea noted Stanton would need to waive…”
December 06

“The San Francisco Giants met with Giancarlo Stanton and have a deal in place with the Miami Marlins to acquire the All-Star outfielder, Giants general manager Bobby Evans told San Francisco radio station KNBR (via the San Francisco Chronicle’s John Shea).

Shea noted Stanton would need to waive…”

CBS Miami
“Losing baseball isn’t anything new to Miami Marlins fans and the immediate future could feature more of what they’re used to.

The Marlins appear close to shipping off the team’s biggest star.

Miami CEO Derek Jeter says the team has made no decision regarding right fielder Giancarlo Stanton,…”
December 06

“Losing baseball isn’t anything new to Miami Marlins fans and the immediate future could feature more of what they’re used to.

The Marlins appear close to shipping off the team’s biggest star.

Miami CEO Derek Jeter says the team has made no decision regarding right fielder Giancarlo Stanton,…”

Bleacher Report
“As the San Francisco Giants continue waiting for Giancarlo Stanton to decide if he will waive his no-trade clause, details of their trade offer to the Miami Marlins have reportedly been made public.

According to Craig Mish of SiriusXM, the Giants’ offer includes right-handed pitcher Tyler…”
December 06

“As the San Francisco Giants continue waiting for Giancarlo Stanton to decide if he will waive his no-trade clause, details of their trade offer to the Miami Marlins have reportedly been made public.

According to Craig Mish of SiriusXM, the Giants’ offer includes right-handed pitcher Tyler…”

Larry Brown Sports
“The San Francisco Giants continue to do their due diligence on the Giancarlo Stanton front.

Damon Bruce of 95.7 The Game reported on his radio show Tuesday that the Giants recently had a second meeting with Stanton’s reps. He did add though that Shohei Ohtani, not Stanton, is the Giants’ top…”
December 06

“The San Francisco Giants continue to do their due diligence on the Giancarlo Stanton front.

Damon Bruce of 95.7 The Game reported on his radio show Tuesday that the Giants recently had a second meeting with Stanton’s reps. He did add though that Shohei Ohtani, not Stanton, is the Giants’ top…”

San Francisco Chronicle
“If the Giants trade for Giancarlo Stanton, their fans would know he left his heart in Los Angeles.

Not that it would matter. The Giants are in desperate need of a power hitter, and their fans would welcome him under virtually any circumstances, even if it meant his first choice was wearing…”
December 04

“If the Giants trade for Giancarlo Stanton, their fans would know he left his heart in Los Angeles.

Not that it would matter. The Giants are in desperate need of a power hitter, and their fans would welcome him under virtually any circumstances, even if it meant his first choice was wearing…”

Fanrag Sports
“Miami Marlins megastar Giancarlo Stanton met late this week with two of the most aggressive teams in pursuit of him, but while there’s a report a trade could happen in “two or three days,” sources familiar with the talks suggest that is quite a hopeful estimate.

Though the Marlins are surely…”
December 04

“Miami Marlins megastar Giancarlo Stanton met late this week with two of the most aggressive teams in pursuit of him, but while there’s a report a trade could happen in “two or three days,” sources familiar with the talks suggest that is quite a hopeful estimate.

Though the Marlins are surely…”

CBS Sports
“NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton’s time with the Miami Marlins is about up — provided, anyway, he wants it to be.
That’s because the Marlins have agreed to the “general framework” of trades with both the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals, contingent on whether Stanton will agree to either…”
December 03

“NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton’s time with the Miami Marlins is about up — provided, anyway, he wants it to be.
That’s because the Marlins have agreed to the “general framework” of trades with both the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals, contingent on whether Stanton will agree to either…”

Bleacher Report
“The Boston Red Sox are out of the Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes.

Craig Mish of SiriusXM reported the Red Sox are no longer engaged in trade talks with the Miami Marlins for Stanton, noting they were a long shot all along.

Stanton, 28, is the reigning National League MVP. He hit…”
December 03

“The Boston Red Sox are out of the Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes.

Craig Mish of SiriusXM reported the Red Sox are no longer engaged in trade talks with the Miami Marlins for Stanton, noting they were a long shot all along.

Stanton, 28, is the reigning National League MVP. He hit…”

Sportsnaut
“If the Los Angeles Dodgers are Giancarlo Stanton’s first option, there has to be another option for the reigning NL MVP if talks between his Miami Marlins and the Dodgers continue to fail picking up traction.

Both the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants have been linked to Stanton as…”
December 03

“If the Los Angeles Dodgers are Giancarlo Stanton’s first option, there has to be another option for the reigning NL MVP if talks between his Miami Marlins and the Dodgers continue to fail picking up traction.

Both the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants have been linked to Stanton as…”

Bleacher Report
“The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals remain in the mix as they hope to acquire Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton in a trade.

Per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Stanton was present at separate meetings over the past two days with representatives for the Giants and Cardinals as they…”
December 03

“The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals remain in the mix as they hope to acquire Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton in a trade.

Per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Stanton was present at separate meetings over the past two days with representatives for the Giants and Cardinals as they…”

Fanrag Sports
“A contingent of St. Louis Cardinals power brokers traveled to Los Angeles and — like the San Francisco Giants — will make their case that Miami Marlins superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton should consider playing for their team for the next 10 years.

What a nice case it is: The Cardinals are one…”
December 02

“A contingent of St. Louis Cardinals power brokers traveled to Los Angeles and — like the San Francisco Giants — will make their case that Miami Marlins superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton should consider playing for their team for the next 10 years.

What a nice case it is: The Cardinals are one…”

CBS Sports
“On Thursday, we noted the San Francisco Giants were meeting with Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins outfielder and NL MVP who can’t go a day without appearing in a trade rumor.

The Giants aren’t the only team talking turkey with Stanton’s camp on Friday. That’s because the St. Louis Cardinals…”
December 01

“On Thursday, we noted the San Francisco Giants were meeting with Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins outfielder and NL MVP who can’t go a day without appearing in a trade rumor.

The Giants aren’t the only team talking turkey with Stanton’s camp on Friday. That’s because the St. Louis Cardinals…”

Larry Brown Sports
“The only thing standing in the way of Giancarlo Stanton being traded to the San Francisco Giants may be the NL MVP’s stamp of approval.

SiriusXM Radio host Craig Mish reported on Thursday that Giants executives were set to meet with Stanton’s representatives in Los Angeles. According to Jon…”
December 01

“The only thing standing in the way of Giancarlo Stanton being traded to the San Francisco Giants may be the NL MVP’s stamp of approval.

SiriusXM Radio host Craig Mish reported on Thursday that Giants executives were set to meet with Stanton’s representatives in Los Angeles. According to Jon…”

CBS Sports
“Another day, another rumor concerning the future of Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins.

For those who haven’t been paying attention, the Marlins have been talking trade with other teams about Stanton all winter long. The long and short of it is that the new ownership group, publicly faced…”
November 30

“Another day, another rumor concerning the future of Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins.

For those who haven’t been paying attention, the Marlins have been talking trade with other teams about Stanton all winter long. The long and short of it is that the new ownership group, publicly faced…”

Sportsnaut
“While most of the rumors surrounding reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton have involved the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, one American League team might be his ultimate landing spot.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Miami Marlins and New York…”
November 30

“While most of the rumors surrounding reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton have involved the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, one American League team might be his ultimate landing spot.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Miami Marlins and New York…”

Hardball Talk
“Given that the Marlins seem hellbent on shedding payroll, I have speculated for a few days now that the team willing to take on the most of Giancarlo Stanton’s $295 million contract will be the team to which the Marlins are most likely to trade him. I suspect that’ll be the case even if they offer…”
November 29

“Given that the Marlins seem hellbent on shedding payroll, I have speculated for a few days now that the team willing to take on the most of Giancarlo Stanton’s $295 million contract will be the team to which the Marlins are most likely to trade him. I suspect that’ll be the case even if they offer…”

Miami Herald
“St. Louis, San Francisco and Boston might not be at the top of Giancarlo Stanton’s destination wish list. But the alternative — remaining with the Marlins as the lone star on a stripped-down team through a slow and potentially agonizing rebuild — might be even less appealing to him.

It’s a…”
November 28

“St. Louis, San Francisco and Boston might not be at the top of Giancarlo Stanton’s destination wish list. But the alternative — remaining with the Marlins as the lone star on a stripped-down team through a slow and potentially agonizing rebuild — might be even less appealing to him.

It’s a…”

NBC Sports Boston
“Something significant would have to change for the Red Sox to become a likely destination for Giancarlo Stanton.

One baseball source with knowledge of the Red Sox’ thinking on Tuesday called them “an extreme long shot” as things stand now for a number of reasons. The first would be the asking…”
November 28

“Something significant would have to change for the Red Sox to become a likely destination for Giancarlo Stanton.

One baseball source with knowledge of the Red Sox’ thinking on Tuesday called them “an extreme long shot” as things stand now for a number of reasons. The first would be the asking…”

Larry Brown Sports
“There have been reports and rumors about potential Giancarlo Stanton trades for weeks now, but no movement on that front. Why has that been the case? Some reportedly believe it has to do with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that some teams interested in Stanton believe…”
November 27

“There have been reports and rumors about potential Giancarlo Stanton trades for weeks now, but no movement on that front. Why has that been the case? Some reportedly believe it has to do with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that some teams interested in Stanton believe…”

CBS Sports
“At some point this offseason, it is very likely the Miami Marlins will trade franchise player and reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton in an effort to shed payroll. Stanton’s contract is massive — he’s owed $295 million from 2018-27 — and removing that from the books would help the team’s new…”
November 27

“At some point this offseason, it is very likely the Miami Marlins will trade franchise player and reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton in an effort to shed payroll. Stanton’s contract is massive — he’s owed $295 million from 2018-27 — and removing that from the books would help the team’s new…”

Bleacher Report
“Even though it was the most homer-happy season in Major League Baseball history, 2017 somehow missed out on a truly historic pair of slugging teammates.

A trade that would unite Giancarlo Stanton and Cody Bellinger on the Los Angeles Dodgers could fix that right up.

To be clear, no such…”
November 27

“Even though it was the most homer-happy season in Major League Baseball history, 2017 somehow missed out on a truly historic pair of slugging teammates.

A trade that would unite Giancarlo Stanton and Cody Bellinger on the Los Angeles Dodgers could fix that right up.

To be clear, no such…”

Boston Globe
“The Red Sox’ interest in Giancarlo Stanton, according to a Marlins source, is “tepid” for the moment. As we’ve learned with other Dave Dombrowski transactions, that’s not necessarily the way it’s going to remain.

While Dombrowski tried to downplay adding a big hitter at the General Manager…”
November 25

“The Red Sox’ interest in Giancarlo Stanton, according to a Marlins source, is “tepid” for the moment. As we’ve learned with other Dave Dombrowski transactions, that’s not necessarily the way it’s going to remain.

While Dombrowski tried to downplay adding a big hitter at the General Manager…”

CBS Sports
“As you are no doubt aware, trade rumors continue to swirl about Marlins slugger and NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton, of course, is coming off a 59-homer campaign, and he’ll be just 28 years of age next season. On the downside, he’s still owed almost $300 million, assuming he doesn’t exercise his…”
November 21

“As you are no doubt aware, trade rumors continue to swirl about Marlins slugger and NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton, of course, is coming off a 59-homer campaign, and he’ll be just 28 years of age next season. On the downside, he’s still owed almost $300 million, assuming he doesn’t exercise his…”

NBC Bay Area
“On Monday morning, some important details emerged.

The Giants discussed Joe Panik and top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw with the Marlins in a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton, according to sports radio host Craig Mish.

Last week, San Francisco reportedly made an actual offer for…”
November 20

“On Monday morning, some important details emerged.

The Giants discussed Joe Panik and top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw with the Marlins in a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton, according to sports radio host Craig Mish.

Last week, San Francisco reportedly made an actual offer for…”

MLB.com
“The Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes have moved beyond the preliminary stage.

The Cardinals have made a formal trade offer to the Marlins for the reigning National League MVP Award winner, a source told MLB.com Sunday. And they are not alone.

MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal first reported…”
November 20

“The Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes have moved beyond the preliminary stage.

The Cardinals have made a formal trade offer to the Marlins for the reigning National League MVP Award winner, a source told MLB.com Sunday. And they are not alone.

MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal first reported…”

MLB.com
“Giancarlo Stanton claimed a big offseason prize on Thursday night, being named National League Most Valuable Player. It was the latest in a long list of awards the All-Star right fielder has received for his remarkable 2017 season.

With the MVP decided, what’s next for Stanton is still…”
November 18

“Giancarlo Stanton claimed a big offseason prize on Thursday night, being named National League Most Valuable Player. It was the latest in a long list of awards the All-Star right fielder has received for his remarkable 2017 season.

With the MVP decided, what’s next for Stanton is still…”

The Athletic
“The trade offers are starting to roll in for National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton.

The San Francisco Giants have made a proposal to the Miami Marlins for Stanton, and the Marlins expect to receive or have received bids from the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox as well, according to major…”
November 17

“The trade offers are starting to roll in for National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton.

The San Francisco Giants have made a proposal to the Miami Marlins for Stanton, and the Marlins expect to receive or have received bids from the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox as well, according to major…”

CBS Sports
“On Thursday, MLB and the Baseball Writers Association of America handed out this year’s MVP Awards. Jose Altuve, the Houston Astros diminutive second baseman, won in the American League. Meanwhile, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton took home the National League’s hardware.

That Stanton…”
November 17

“On Thursday, MLB and the Baseball Writers Association of America handed out this year’s MVP Awards. Jose Altuve, the Houston Astros diminutive second baseman, won in the American League. Meanwhile, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton took home the National League’s hardware.

That Stanton…”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Giancarlo Stanton, a narrow winner Thursday of the National League Most Valuable Player award over Cincinnati’s Joey Votto, is in the midst of a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins, with $295 million and 10 years of it remaining. He has a no-trade clause but he seems eminently…”
November 17

“Giancarlo Stanton, a narrow winner Thursday of the National League Most Valuable Player award over Cincinnati’s Joey Votto, is in the midst of a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins, with $295 million and 10 years of it remaining. He has a no-trade clause but he seems eminently…”

ESPN
“Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball’s best.

These days, nobody is standing taller.

Altuve won the American League MVP award Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide…”
November 17

“Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball’s best.

These days, nobody is standing taller.

Altuve won the American League MVP award Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide…”

Sporting News
“The potential trade of slugger Giancarlo Stanton has many moving parts. How much of the $295 million he’s guaranteed over the life of his contract are the Marlins willing to eat? What type of package of elite prospects are teams willing to send to Miami to acquire the Ruthian figure who hit 59…”
November 16

“The potential trade of slugger Giancarlo Stanton has many moving parts. How much of the $295 million he’s guaranteed over the life of his contract are the Marlins willing to eat? What type of package of elite prospects are teams willing to send to Miami to acquire the Ruthian figure who hit 59…”

Mass Live
“The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals discussed “trade concepts” today for Giancarlo Stanton at the GM Meetings in Orlando, reported Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

Miami has said that it wants to trade the slugger this offseason. Stanton still has 11 years, $295 million remaining on his…”
November 15

“The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals discussed “trade concepts” today for Giancarlo Stanton at the GM Meetings in Orlando, reported Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

Miami has said that it wants to trade the slugger this offseason. Stanton still has 11 years, $295 million remaining on his…”

Larry Brown Sports
“Reports that the Dodgers were interested in trading for Giancarlo Stanton created a lot of buzz during the week, but those talks reportedly are not far along.

Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that there was “little momentum” in the Dodgers’ talks with the Miami…”
November 15

“Reports that the Dodgers were interested in trading for Giancarlo Stanton created a lot of buzz during the week, but those talks reportedly are not far along.

Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that there was “little momentum” in the Dodgers’ talks with the Miami…”

Miami Herald
“Derek Jeter has found a place to live in South Florida, gone around to local businesses to forge new partnerships, and looked for ways to turn the Marlins around, both on and off the field.

But one thing he hasn’t done is talk to Giancarlo Stanton.

“When the time’s right,” Jeter said, “we’ll…”
November 15

“Derek Jeter has found a place to live in South Florida, gone around to local businesses to forge new partnerships, and looked for ways to turn the Marlins around, both on and off the field.

But one thing he hasn’t done is talk to Giancarlo Stanton.

“When the time’s right,” Jeter said, “we’ll…”

NESN
“Major League Baseball’s reigning home run king remains up for grabs.

The Miami Marlins could trade Giancarlo Stanton this offseason, and a person with knowledge of the slugger’s thinking told NBC Sports Boston on Tuesday that he hasn’t ruled out the Boston Red Sox or any other team as a…”
November 15

“Major League Baseball’s reigning home run king remains up for grabs.

The Miami Marlins could trade Giancarlo Stanton this offseason, and a person with knowledge of the slugger’s thinking told NBC Sports Boston on Tuesday that he hasn’t ruled out the Boston Red Sox or any other team as a…”

Major League Baseball’s winter meetings may signal the unofficial start of offseason negotiations for players and front offices alike. For fans, however, the mid-December powwow means that ‘speculation season’ is in full swing.

Though not much of substance unfolded over the week for the Toronto Blue Jays, the rumour mill did churn in Orlando. The club was often mentioned in conversations with (or interest in) several impactful outfielders, along with a few middle infielders and an aging-yet-still-effective lefty arm.

a desire for more offence and some help in the bullpen. The Jays have obvious holes to fill in the outfield and middle infield, too, forcing Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro to cast a wide net this offseason.” data-reactid=”33″>Asked by reporters on Wednesday for his opinion on the Blue Jays’ most pressing needs this offseason, manager Jon Gibbons

a desire for more offence and some help in the bullpen. The Jays have obvious holes to fill in the outfield and middle infield, too, forcing Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro to cast a wide net this offseason.

reported Thursday.” data-reactid=”52″>The Blue Jays have had conversations with the Chicago White Sox in regards to acquiring outfielder Avisail Garcia,

The club has been in talks with several teams and free agents in hopes of patching up a poor outfield situation with the departure of Jose Bautista and a less-than-effective platoon in left featuring Steve Pearce and Ezequiel Carrera. Though initially rumoured to be shopping the 26-year-old this offseason, it’s not fully clear how eager the White Sox are to move Garcia — who slashed .330/.380/.506 with 18 home runs and 4.2 WAR in 136 games last season.

by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.” data-reactid=”71″>Reports that first surfaced in mid-November had the Blue Jays, along with several other potential suitors, showing serious interest in Lorenzo Cain. Those rumours

The free-agent outfielder could finally give the club the leadoff hitter it’s yearned for, along with a speedy, base-stealing threat to add to a lineup that was one of the slowest in all of baseball last season. Cain, who hit .300/.363/.440 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI in 2017, has played regularly at centre field for the Kansas City Royals the past two seasons, meaning a move to acquire the 31-year-old would force a switch to another outfield position for either he or Kevin Pillar.

have the team interested in Bruce once again, along with the Mets, Rockies and Mariners.” data-reactid=”90″>Time for your annual dose of Jay-Bruce-to-the-Blue-Jays rumours. A report that seemingly surfaces every offseason has the veteran outfield heading north to Toronto. The

Bruce spent parts of the last two seasons with the Mets before he was shipped to Cleveland in an August trade. The 30-year-old had 29 home runs and slashed .256/.321/.520 in 103 games in New York last season before being dealt. Bruce can fill the hole left by Bautista’s departure in right field, and could also provide a bat at DH — giving the club flexibility to try and move, or reduce the role of, Kendrys Morales.

.” data-reactid=”113″>Free-agent outfielder Carlos Gomez has also been linked to the Blue Jays over the past several days, with the team reportedly interested in the former Rangers centre fielder,

Yet another potential option for the team’s uncertain outfield, Gomez — who saw several stints on the DL last season — slashed .255/.340/.462 in 105 games with the Rangers in 2017 after coming over from the Houston Astros the previous offseason. The two-time All Star twice finished in the top 20 in NL MVP voting (2013 and 2014) and also won a Gold Glove in 2013. Any potential acquisition of Gomez would again create a possible clash with Pillar.

to land one of the offseason’s most coveted free agents in J.D. Martinez last month, but the whispers of such a link have been pretty quiet since.” data-reactid=”132″>The Blue Jays emerged as

to land one of the offseason’s most coveted free agents in J.D. Martinez last month, but the whispers of such a link have been pretty quiet since.

The 30-year-old outfielder hit .303 with a 1.066 OPS in 2017 with the Tigers and Diamondbacks, while finishing in the top 15 in MVP voting. Martinez is maybe the top position player available on the free-agent market and has garnered a lot of interest from various clubs — with the Red Sox, Diamondbacks and Giants emerging as the most likely suitors.

that the Blue Jays, along with the Yankees and Red Sox, are “in play” for middle infielder Eduardo Nunez.” data-reactid=”151″>Heyman also

that the Blue Jays, along with the Yankees and Red Sox, are “in play” for middle infielder Eduardo Nunez.

The 30-year-old slashed .313/.341/4.60 between the Giants and Red Sox last season, following an All-Star campaign split between the Giants and the Twins in 2016. Toronto could definitely use some help in the infield. Though Aledmys Diaz was acquired earlier this month to replace a departing Ryan Goins, Darwin Barney likely won’t be back and the health of Devon Travis is an ongoing concern.

In regards to adding another arm to the rotation, the Blue Jays met with left-hander CC Sabatha during baseball’s winter meetings this week. Gibbons would clearly be on board with the club inking Sabathia, and had this to say about him:

the Associated Press.” data-reactid=”171″>”He’s a workhorse, man. He’s always pitched well against us. One of the great competitors in the game for a number of years. I thought he looked strong last year,” the manager said,

The 37-year-old went 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA last season for the Yankees — a club he’s been with since 2009.

One of the most persistent rumours of the offseason involving Toronto is the possible departure of former MVP Josh Donaldson.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.” data-reactid=”191″>The St. Louis Cardinals in particular have shown relentless interest in acquiring the former MVP, a move the Blue Jays apparently have no current interest in,

Donaldson is eligible to become a free agent in 2019, and the Blue Jays will have some serious decisions to make on their All Star third baseman in the coming months. Toronto could certainly stock the cupboards by dealing Donaldson now while in a position of strength, but all indications point to the team still trying to contend in the AL East for at least one more season.

#STLCards keep pushing for Donaldson, sources tell The Athletic. #BlueJays remain disinclined to move Donaldson, planning to compete in 2018. Asking price high. No indication deal is close.

remain disinclined to move Donaldson, planning to compete in 2018. Asking price high. No indication deal is close.