While the entire sports world was distracted by NFL football, Jim Bowdwen welcomed the Miami Marlins’ President of Baseball Operations on MLB Network Radio. It would seem that good old Ralph Bowden might have an inside track of a story here when something goes down – he’s been talking a lot about this story and served as a point of reference (stating he would get this thing done by offering Giancarlo Stanton a no-trade clause).
Hill basically said in some conjecture that the Marlins have created an environment to be one of the ten teams that could be playing in October 2015 in the postseason, and he thinks Stanton recognizes this.
Michael Hill just told us their goal is to get Giancarlo Stanton signed to a long term contract by the Winter Meetings…Sirius 209 XM 89
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) November 2, 2014
I don’t know what to expect here. I could see the Marlins somehow pulling this off – because you would have to think about folding up shop if you’re not going to build around a player like Stanton. I also think they need to sell hard on the what the Royals were just able to do. If they can paint a picture for Stanton that the Marlins could be the National League’s version of the Royals; something that isn’t that far-fetched, this thing could become a reality in a hurry if they’re offering $28 to $30 million a year over the next six or seven years with a no-trade clause.
You can hear the clip from MLB Network Radio below: