Sept 6, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) heads back to the dugout during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

GIANCARLO! Bring Him To Me


Many Padre fans had expressed discontent with the Padres inactive winter. I have not been as hard on the front office, as I do not believe in overpaying for very flawed free agents. However, acquiring Giancarlo Stanton is just the splash the Padres need to make.

For one, he could be available. There have been reports that the Marlins will “listen” on calls for the young slugger. I am not sure what the GM definition of “listening” in on a player is, but one could assume that the Marlins are not hanging up on potential buyers of Stanton. Stanton is exactly the young superstar the Padres need.

Stanton is an absolute monster. At the age of 23, he is one of the most feared power hitters in all of baseball. Last season, Stanton swatted 37 bombs and lead the National League in slugging percentage. I have wonderful dreams of Stanton and Chase Headley hitting back-to-back in the order. My God.

Stanton is also controllable. He will not be a free agent until after the 2017 season. If the Padres were to acquire the young slugger, they could look to extend him. Although any extension with Stanton could easily exceed $100 million.

The Padres would surely have to empty their farm system to acquire Stanton. So what? Prospects are often suspects and I would give up just about anyone to get Stanton. Any package would start with the Padres top prospects. The Padres don’t have a typical blue-chipper, but here is the framework of a deal I would present: 3B Jedd Gyorko,OF  Rymer Liriano, SP Casey Kelly and two others.

In this deal, the Marlins get 2 top 100 prospects, a highly regarded pitcher in Casey Kelly and perhaps two lesser prospects. The deal I proposed still might not be close to enough for the Marlins to pull the trigger on a deal. Perhaps I am being completely unrealistic, but Stanton would build anticipation and buzz around San Diego.

 

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  • http://websoulsurfer.com websoulsurfer

    Stanton will be in line for a record arbitration haul of more than $10 million after this season and something closer to $18 million after the 2014 season. The Padres cannot afford to keep him, so why give up the 4-5 top prospects the Marlins would likely be asking for?

    • MisterDanzig

      you trade for him….lock him up, thru this arb yrs, and cross the free agent bridge, when you get there.

      I get so sick and tired of you guys who wanna hold onto prospects, until they’re able to draw social security!…or is there is a short term memory plague working its way thru SD County?.

      the tv deal may not be resolved at this moment, but it will be eventually. You got the Dodgers spending their tv money, before the ink on the damm deal is barely dry. Whats the use in committing to a tv deal, if you’re not gonna spend that money on somebody?

      (back to Stanton)…any money that you have to spend on this kid right now, trust me, you’re definitely gonna make up that money, with ticket sales. Why?…because he’s the kind of player that puts butts in the seats, thats why.

      STOP THIS HANDWRINGING, AND QUIBBLING, ABOUT SEMANTICS THAT ARENT EVEN ON THE HORIZON, YET!..

      Acquire the kid, and stop worrying about crap thats not worth worrying about. If by chance, Miami wanted Liriano or Hedges (and they’ve already asked about Gyorko), one thing is certain….Stanton, has already proved his LONG TERM value and worth. THOSE PROSPECTS HAVENT!!..and yet, Miami is STILL interested in at least two of them.

      So, when you kinda have the Marlins by the nuts, inasmuch as they are very open to trading him, you dont hesitate to inquire about the kid, SERIOUSLY.

      Fans in this town, have been suckered into thinking that 1) ownership will never have the money or trade pieces, to acquire better players…well, thats a bunch of BS. And 2) fans here have been suckered into thinking that the prospects we do have will all play for the big league team..and so, they cant be traded, because if they are traded, the entire World will explode.(sarcasm, but speaks to my point of this stupid handwringing that every body does in this town)

      Do the Padres wanna win more games, and do something “out of the box” to get fans back?…well, if the answer is yes, they should prove it, by doing something that will impress fans, instead of turning them off.

      Leariness of the Padres is at an all time high in this town and in the World of baseball…and its just not necessary. This is sports, not politics.