The Miami Herald had an interesting article yesterday that discussed the likelihood of Stanton bolting Miami if the Marlins do indeed trade Steve Cishek as they are rumored to be exploring. Cishek would certainly bring a decent prospect or two back in a trade, but Clark Spencer cites a major league scout who believes that trading Cishek would seal Giancarlo Stanton‘s fate with Miami.
“I don’t think there’s much chance Stanton ends up staying [long-term] with the Marlins anyway,” the source said. “But if they move Cishek, what’s that telling [Stanton]? If they traded Cishek, they could pretty much kiss him goodbye.”
This prompted a discussion among the writers here at Marlin Maniac as we discussed whether the Marlins should take into account how Stanton might respond to a trade. My belief is that while the Marlins shouldn’t ask him whether or not he approves of a particular move, they still have to be mindful of the message that they are sending Giancarlo. Stanton has made it clear that he is not interested in spending his career playing for a team that is constantly rebuilding.
If I was the GM (and there is no good reason why I shouldn’t be!) than I would hold onto Cishek unless I got a ridiculous offer. If I did make the decision to trade Cishek, I would make sure that I had a deal in the works for Stanton as well, because the longer you wait, the less you get in return.
What would you do? Would you check with Stanton before making any trades? Let us know in the comments below.
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