The White Sox showed a lot of interest in Stanton throughout. Not considered a real world contender, they were looking to make a splash in our simulation.
Considering that the Chicago White Sox are in full on rebuild mode, this surprised me. But their interest was genuine, if slightly far fetched. There was the impression that they were putting out a feeler hoping I’d take the bait.
Their offer wasn’t necessarily bad, but it didn’t make much sense for the Miami Marlins and the plan I’d outlined for them. It involved taking on considerable amount of salary and receiving few top-tier prospects. It amounted to a salary exchange, rather than a dump.
If anything, the Miami Marlins would be the ones having salary dumped on them.
But their acting GM, Jacob Misener, was very reasonable. He seemed to be intent on sticking true to the plan the White Sox have in real life, cut cost and build young. I respect that, but without a willingness to send over some big time prospects, there was little incentive for me to cut a deal.