St. Louis Cardinals: The final act of the Giancarlo Stanton saga

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: 2017 Hank Aaron Award recipient Giancarlo Stanton
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: 2017 Hank Aaron Award recipient Giancarlo Stanton /
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The St. Louis Cardinals are right in the thick of it this offseason and the biggest domino is about to fall.

Over the weekend it was reported that the Miami Marlins had agreed to the frameworks of deals with both the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals. This was some pretty great news, considering how the Cardinals had missed out on pieces previously. Seeing them go all out for top-tier talent has been a great sign.

In a previous post, I wrote that it was time for the Cardinals to go all in on Giancarlo Stanton and get a deal done. According to reports, they did. Not only did they go all in, but they apparently are willing to take on more money than any other suitors. This is quite the change of pace for this front office, and fans should be excited.

All of this is now on Stanton, like it always has been, but the Cardinals have put themselves in a position that fans cannot say they didn’t try hard enough. News should break in the next few days whether Stanton has approved or declined to waive his no trade clause.

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Until then fans will have to wait, something Major League Baseball has done for weeks because of this situation. If Giancarlo declines to waive his no trade clause to come to St. Louis, it is going to sting.

There’s no doubt about it. The Cardinals have very rarely been in a position where a player didn’t want to come to St. Louis.

It will be a gut punch, but there are back up plans in place. The front office has shown they are being aggressive. They have different avenues beside Stanton if it all falls through.

Right now, we wait. The next few days will be filled with all kinds of reports.

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Some of that will be new and a lot of that will be the regurgitated comments we have heard from the start. Until he actually says no officially though, the Cardinals are in this and that is pretty darn exciting.

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