St. Louis Cardinals: Cardinal update on Giancarlo Stanton

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: 2017 Hank Aaron Award recipient Giancarlo Stanton
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: 2017 Hank Aaron Award recipient Giancarlo Stanton /

The St. Louis Cardinals offseason has begun and talks for their apparent top target have heated up.

The St. Louis Cardinals interest in Giancarlo Stanton has been well mentioned. The front office for the Cardinals has made it well known that they want to add the slugger as long as they can make a deal work. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they are not the only team in pursuit.

Recently, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Miami Marlins have had preliminary talks with the Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals. These have been the teams that have been most reported in connection to Stanton.

At one point this weekend it was looking like talks had been heating up between the Red Sox and Marlins. Since that was reported there has been no new information about if there had been any real significant talks or any progress on a deal.

For the Cardinals, it seems they are not only interested in Stanton but also in Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler.

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According to Derrick Goold of the Post Dispatch the Cardinals are “determined” in their interest of Stanton and have also set their eyes on Ziegler. This would fill two holes for a team who has multiple to fill. The Cardinals have been mentioned as the best match up for the Marlins in terms of potential prospects that could go in return for Stanton.

So this upcoming week could bring more news as it pertains to the race for Stanton. GM meetings will begin November 13th in Orlando, Florida. This will put everyone in the race for Stanton in the same place. So expect to see some new information about any potential trades to come out this week.

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Whether or not the St. Louis Cardinals are able to make a move for Stanton remains to be seen. Regardless, this team has to figure out a way to make multiple moves to get back in contention. Hopefully this week will lead to some new information or even a new Cardinal for everyone to be excited about.