Sunday, January 6, 2013

Phillies and Marlins have not discussed Giancarlo Stanton

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
@Philabaseball

Rumors continue to swirl around Giancarlo Stanton's future in Miami and some reports list the Phillies as a possible landing spot. 

However, sources told the Review Sunday the two clubs have not spoken about a possible deal.

"The Marlins are only going to move him if they get a substantial package in return, and I'm talking mega-prospects and players that are big league ready," said one NL East baseball official. "That hasn't happened yet."

Stanton would be an excellent fit for the Phillies and would solve the platoon situation in right field, but it's doubtful the club has enough in the form of premier prospects to make a legitimate play on the 23-year-old. In addition, the Phillies likely would have to overpay to entice the Marlins and general manager Michael Hill to deal Stanton within the division

Stanton has hit 71 home runs over the past two seasons and has a career slash of . 270/.350/.553. He hit 37 homers last year and collected 86 RBIs.

- Patrick Gordon is the editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Contact him at pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com or @Philabaseball on Twitter.

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