I just don't see Giancarlo as a fit.
The team is rebuilding or is in a brige year, it would wreck the minors, turning it from one of the best systems, to one of the worst. It would obviously require Xander + Barnes + a ton more.
I don't know why you would want that. I would take my chances with 4 or 5 good prospects over Stanton. Especially with this team.
I don't see Ben going after him.
OTOH, trading for a Stanton would be like trying to get a young Manny (production wise) into this lineup, which shouldn't be sneezed at.
What about Mike Carp?
Clay Buchholz: 6-0, ERA 1.01 / Jon Lester: 4-0 , 3.11
You'd have Stanton for four seasons and have created space for RDLR and/or Webster. Works for me.
Say bai bai to Daisuke Matsuzaka, back to Japan. As for the last move that needs to happen. Get Napoli's press conference done already.
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