Should the Texas Rangers Go All-In on Giancarlo Stanton?

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

It’s no secret that the Miami Marlins have been shopping slugger Giancarlo Stanton this winter. The Texas Rangers are looking for a big bat, could Stanton fit in Texas?

The Texas Rangers front office must go after slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton this off-season. As of right now the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, and San Francisco Giants are the biggest names around Stanton. Could the Rangers be a dark horse to land him this off-season?

It’s not going to be cheap as Stanton is locked into a 13-year $325 million deal with Miami. The 28-year-old slugger is making as low as $25 million to as high as $32 million during the duration of his contract.

Although if anyone is worth that kind of money it’s Stanton. He hit .281 with a league leading 59 home runs and 132 RBI in 159 games with Miami in 2017. He finished with a ridiculous .631 slugging percentage that makes some wonder if he’s even human.

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The four-time All-Star won’t be easy to acquire and has a full no-trade clause. The Rangers would be looking at giving up either Joey Gallo or Nomar Mazara. Plus the Marlins would get to hand-pick a few top prospects from the Texas farm system.

In order to make the salary work the Rangers would also likely have to trade either Rougned Odor or Shin-Soo Choo in the deal as well. It would be a lot of talent to give up for one player, but Stanton is one of the best in the MLB right now.

The main focus of the Rangers is rebuilding their pitching staff this off-season. General manager Jon Daniels can’t pass up an opportunity to acquire a player like Stanton. It’s likely just wishful thinking, but the Rangers would look nice with Stanton in 2018.