Miami Marlins GM simulation: Giancarlo Stanton interest, a primer
The St. Louis Cardinals were slow to get into the mix. But when they did, they pushed hard.
The St. Louis Cardinals round out the four teams that made a push to trade for Stanton. Their managing GM, Tito Rivera-Bosques probably struck the best balance between being reasonable, and trying to get as much as he can for as little as he can.
Trading with the Cardinals presents the opposite problem of the San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals are rich with prospects, but didn’t have the funds to take all of Stanton’s contract. That meant the Miami Marlins would have to do one of two things:
- The Fish would need to eat some of Stanton’s contract, likely more than I desired.
- Or, they were going to have to rope another team into negations to help the Cardinals unload some of their existing payroll.
The second option was obviously the more desirable, but also far more difficult to find. Tito and I exchanged over 18 emails, hammering out the particulars of a deal until both sides were happy with what they would theoretically be getting, and giving up.