Troy Loney wrote:Thinking about this earlier. If there were an injury, would Gomez be able to be stretched back out?
The source told Marlin Maniac that the Pirates offered the Marlins a compelling offer, which included both cost-controlled major league players and a top pitching prospect. The Pirates offered the Marlins rookie pitcher Gerrit Cole, outfielder Starling Marte, and prospects James Taillon and Stetson Allie for Stanton, Steve Cishek, and Justin Ruggiano.
columbia wrote:DudeMan2766 wrote:Theres no way that can be true
They left out the the three way trade aspect, where Cutch goes to the Sox and Rios to the Marlins.
Would you believe it then?
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:kenny the kangaroo is calling bs based on the fact that giving up marte to get stanton essentially plugs up the hole in right field while creating a problem in left field.
Letang Is The Truth wrote:Is Stetson Allie considered a good prospect again?
But while the offer here seems good for the Marlins, it seems questionable for the Pirates. The reason why the Pirates were linked with Stanton is that the team wanted to fill an outfield position; trading one of their starting outfielders in Marte makes little sense. A more likely scenario would be for them to send top prospect Gregory Polanco. Ruggiano would potentially fill the other gap, but it is questionable whether he is any better than the litany of fourth outfielders that the Pirates have, such as Travis Snider. As for Cishek, he has less value on a team like the Pirates that is set in their bullpen. With Mark Melancon and the injured Jason Grilli on board, Cishek would be a third wheel in the pen.
No matter whether the deal was made or if it was good or bad for Miami, it sounds as though owner Jeffrey Loria wanted no part in the move.
The Pirates caught the eye of the Marlins front office enough with an offer that they seriously entertained the offer and brought it to owner Jeffery Loria. Loria had already decided from before that he was not interested in trading Stanton before he has a chance to offer Stanton an extension to be a Marlin for the long haul.