Oct 1, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) at bat against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Rays Notes: Giancarlo Stanton Mentioned As Possible Target Once Again


Rumors once again are swirling around the Miami Marlins trading another one of their established players, this time the outwardly unhappy Giancarlo Stanton. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe mentioned the Rays as a possible landing place, citing their pitching prospects and Wil Myers as potential players to move back to Miami. However, such an offer does not quite seem to make sense for the Rays. Myers, the centerpiece of the James Shields trade, is under team control for a longer period of time. While the Rays do still need an impact bat for the lineup, they may hope that Myers turns out to be that player and see what happens.

Another player mentioned in the article to possible watch for with the Rays would be Chien-Ming Wang. Wang, who will be pitching for Taiwan in the World Baseball Classic, is planning on using the tournament as an exhibition for a potential contract next season. He could be a player that the Rays take a look at on a one year incentive laden deal should he perform reasonably well in the WBC.

The Rays are also thought to be looking at a couple of familiar faces when it comes to filling out the designated hitter spot. As mentioned by Mark Tompkin in the Tampa Bay Times, Luke Scott and Delmon Young may be among the top players left at that position. Other players that were brought up are Dan Johnson and Aubrey Huff.

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2 Comments on Rays Notes: Giancarlo Stanton Mentioned As Possible Target Once Again

  1. Ryan says:

    Pass on Stanton; if anyone trades for him, they really will likely have to give away their farm system. Not interested in Delmon Young, way too much attitude issues there to go along with not enough performance on the field. Scott would be nice, probably best option left if healthy. Wang is interesting, much like Javier Vasquez is as well, but not really necessary. Definitely bring back Dan Johnson though, he would work well as the back-up plan at AAA, if nothing else.

    • Robbie_Knopf says:

      I’ll agree with you on basically all of that (although I like Soriano more than Scott), but a big dilemma regarding Johnson is that if the Rays don’t give him guaranteed money, his best move to provide for his family (recognize that he’s only made a couple million dollars in his career) may be a return a Japan. Is it worth it for the Rays to commit say $750,000 to a player whose done almost nothing in his career since 2007 other than hit 4 home runs combined in a pair of Game 162′s?

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