Bowden: Proposed Giancarlo Stanton trade

December, 28, 2012
12/28/12
3:28
PM CT
ESPN.com's Jim Bowden wrote about five trades he'd like to see made before the offseason ends. It includes the Texas Rangers trading for Giancarlo Stanton. Here's part of Bowden's proposal (insider):



1. Texas Rangers-Miami Marlins trade
Rangers give up: Jurickson Profar, Mike Olt and Martin Perez
Acquire: Giancarlo Stanton and Ricky Nolasco

I could see them parting with Profar in a deal for Stanton, as he is younger, cheaper and better than Upton. Additionally, the Rangers need another starter, and Nolasco would fit in nicely in the back end of their rotation while Stanton would provide the power in the cleanup spot lost when Hamilton departed to the Angels.


We've talked on this blog at length about Stanton and I'd be willing to part with Profar to get him. This is a lot of prospects to send Miami's way, but Stanton is a special player. He's also affordable right now. I just can't see the Marlins making the deal. But Stanton sure would look good in the Rangers' lineup for years to come.

Profar can only be dealt for the right deal and a special player. Stanton is one of those players, in my mind.

You can read the rest of what Bowden says about the trade proposal and his other offers here (insider).

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