The ultimate blockbuster might be one step closer to happening.
Last week, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported that the San Francisco Giants had submitted a formal trade offer for Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. And now, the Giants have emerged as the favorites to land the 2017 National League Most Valuable Player, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported Tuesday.
Of course, this is hardly evidence of a trade being imminent.
Over the weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals reportedly made their own offer for Stanton, and teams such as the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees remain linked to the prodigious slugger.
The 28-year-old has 10 years and $295 million remaining on his contract, which includes a no-trade clause and an opt-out clause after the 2020 season.