Giancarlo Stanton prefers Giants over Cardinals

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The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework of a trade involving star Giancarlo Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

If the Giants trade for Giancarlo Stanton, their fans would know he left his heart in Los Angeles. The reigning National League MVP could be waiting to see if the Dodgers, his reported first choice, will jump in and make a push to acquire him.

One source told MLB's that a Stanton deal is not expected to be completed Sunday. The player's reps have already met with the San Francisco Giants' brass and were granted permission by the Miami franchise to pursue similar conversations with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The, Stanton's hometown team and reportedly his preferred destination, remain on the fringes of this offseason competition for Stanton's services. the Marlins and Dodgers have remained in touch about the slugger, but there was been "no substantial progress". Second baseman Joe Panik has also been mentioned.

Stanton has been aware of the possibility of a trade for months. If he wants to play for the Dodgers, then he can opt-out of that giant contract in a few years and sign with them.

The Dodgers have been somewhat hesitant on Stanton due to their desire not to exceed the $197 million luxury tax threshold or add another nine-figure contract to the books beyond Clayton Kershaw's. Obviously, it's his decision as to where he gets traded because of his full no-trade clause. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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