Could Giancarlo Stanton Join the Texas Rangers in 2018?

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24: Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24: Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

As the off-season starts all fans have a checklist of players they’d love to see join their organization. Just about every organization would love to see slugger Giancarlo Stanton in their lineup. Do the Rangers have a legit shot at trading for the slugger?

The main focus of the Texas Rangers organization will be finding pitching help this off-season. While that’s happening, could a trade for Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton be in the works?

The Marlins organization is open to the idea of trading the 27-year-old slugger along with other key pieces. Stanton is locked up to an enormous 13-year $325 million deal that lasts through the 2027 season.

If math isn’t your friend, that contract ranges from as low as $25 million a year to as high as $32 per season. That’s a huge deal for any organization to handle, but it’s possible for the Rangers make it work.

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If the Marlins were interested in a deal with Texas. Either outfielder Nomar Mazara or infielder Joey Gallo would need to be part of it.  The Rangers could also attempt to get rid of the Rougned Odor contract.

After that, the Marlins would basically get to hand-pick some prospects out of the Rangers farm system. The Rangers would be looking at giving up four of five players for Stanton. That being said, is Stanton worth the price tag?

In 2017, Stanton hit .281 with a league leading 59 home runs and 132 runs batted in. His slugging percentage was .631, yeah that’s not a joke. It’s a legitimate possibility that Stanton is not human after looking at his 2017 stats.

When Stanton is healthy and plays a full season, he’s one of, if not the best hitter in the MLB. It’s hard to argue with the stats, and his bat could do damage in just about every lineup around the league.

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The price tag for Stanton is going to be significant, but that’s expected. If the Rangers can make the budget work then going after Stanton is a must this off-season.