The Miami Marlins announced Thursday that the team is listening to offers on outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Last season Stanton slashed .276/.376/.484 with 28 HRs, 31 2Bs, yet had just 62 RBIs for a Marlins team that won just 69 and 70 games in 2015 and 2016, respectively, and hit for a club average of under .250 during that time.
Stanton has openly expressed frustration with the team’s record and the ownership’s ability to put a winning product on the field.
It’s not immediately clear what the Marlins are seeking in return for the 27 year old slugger who signed a 10 year contract extension in 2015 for $229M which is set to expire in 2024 by which time Stanton will be earning $32M per annually.
The Marlins are also open to discussing deals involving closer Steven Cishek who is under contract through the 2017 season for $10.3M after which he’ll hit the open market for the first time in his career. Cishek appeared in 67 games in 2016, racking up 31 saves (also 7 wins) and a 2.42 ERA with 99 Ks and 17 BB in 74.1 innings.