Sport Report: Cardinals plan to talk to Marlins about Stanton, Yelich

21:08  06 november  2017
21:08  06 november  2017 Source:   Sportsnaut

Report: Cardinals plan to talk to Marlins about Stanton, Yelich

  Report: Cardinals plan to talk to Marlins about Stanton, Yelich The St. Louis Cardinals will reportedly make adding a quality outfielder a key part of their offseason agenda. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals will be in search of a middle-of-the-order hitter who will slot into the outfield. With the team unwilling to pay big bucks and compete in free agency for slugger J.D. Martinez, they are more likely to seek talks with the Miami Marlins, who are likely to make at least one of Giancarlo Stanton or Christian Yelich available. The Cardinals will also be in the market for one of the many late-inning relievers available, with closer Greg Holland at the top of their list. It looks like it’s going to be a big offseason in St. Louis, as the team has been linked to another big bat as well — though perhaps a less attainable one. It’s clear that missing the playoffs for two seasons in a row has not sat well with them.

With the team unwilling to pay big bucks and compete in free agency for slugger J.D. Martinez, they are more likely to seek talks with the Miami Marlins , who are likely to make at least one of Giancarlo Stanton or Christian Yelich available. The Cardinals will also be in the market for one of the many

Stanton , talks between the Phillies and Marlins about Yelich are reportedly “heating up”, according to the Cardinals have interest in Yelich /Ozuna; Marlins sent a top bb ops exec to scout 2016 As Feinsand reported , the Marlins sent an executive to watch 2016 first-round pick Dakota Hudson.

Jul 14, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (right) talks with Miami Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich (left) before a game. © Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Jul 14, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (right) talks with Miami Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich (left) before a game.

The St. Louis Cardinals will reportedly make adding a quality outfielder a key part of their offseason agenda.

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals will be in search of a middle-of-the-order hitter who will slot into the outfield. With the team unwilling to pay big bucks and compete in free agency for slugger J.D. Martinez, they are more likely to seek talks with the Miami Marlins, who are likely to make at least one of Giancarlo Stanton or Christian Yelich available.

Report: Marlins would like to trade Stanton to Cardinals

  Report: Marlins would like to trade Stanton to Cardinals The Miami Marlins apparently have a trade partner in mind with regard to the Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Marlins view the St. Louis Cardinals as an appealing suitor in a Stanton trade. The team has many premium pitching prospects, such as Alex Reyes and Jack Flaherty. They are also believed to be willing to part with some of them to bring Stanton to St. Louis.One big problem for the Cardinals could be the fact that Stanton may prefer a move to one of the coasts, with the Midwest less appealing to him.

While big names like Josh Donaldson and Giancarlo Stanton are great to talk about, this would be a much better fit for the trajectory of this team. Cardinals have interest in Yelich /Ozuna; Marlins sent a top bb ops exec to scout 2016 1 st -rounder Dakota Hudson's last start, per source.

There has been a lot of speculation regarding the big bat the St . Louis Cardinals are going to add this off-season. Big names, especially from the Marlins like Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna have popped up. Why not Christian Yelich ?

The Cardinals will also be in the market for one of the many late-inning relievers available, with closer Greg Holland at the top of their list.

It looks like it’s going to be a big offseason in St. Louis, as the team has been linked to another big bat as well — though perhaps a less attainable one. It’s clear that missing the playoffs for two seasons in a row has not sat well with them.

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MLB trade rumors: Giancarlo Stanton won’t approve move to Cardinals, Red Sox .
The Marlins slugger reportedly won't waive his no-trade clause and accept a trade to the Cardinals or Red Sox. However, NBC Sports Boston reported subequently that an unidentified person "with knowledge of Stanton's thinking" indicated that he has "a completely open mind" about teams that have shown interest in acquiring him.​With new owners taking over in Miami, Stanton has become subject to trade rumors in recent weeks and drawn interest from as many as seven teams, most prominently, according to MLB.com, the Cardinals, Red Sox, Dodgers, Phillies and Giants.However, ESPN.

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