Giancarlo Stanton was moved to the Yankees this offseason after his monstrous $325 million contract started to kick in this year. However, years before that, the Marlins actually tried to trade Stanton in 2014. Miami had one target on their mind and was willing to trade any player on the roster for a no-name prospect down in the Red Sox system. His name was Mookie Betts and has since turned into a superstar despite never being on the top prospect radars. Former Marlins president was obviously infatuated with him and tried his damn best to acquire Betts.
“Certainly from an insider standpoint. This is a guy we tried to get from the Red Sox. We tried to get him for anyone,” Samson, now an analyst for CBS Sports, said while discussing whether Betts is appreciated enough across Major League Baseball. “When we were looking with Hanley or with Stanton or with anybody — any way to get Betts — and he was just untouchable.”
Any team that trades for Giancarlo Stanton would have to be mildly insane / stupid af
— Trey Daubert (@treydaubert) November 11, 2017