Sep 28, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park.
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The San Francisco Giants continue to do their due diligence on the Giancarlo Stanton front.
Damon Bruce of 95.7 The Game in San Francisco reported on his radio show Tuesday that the Giants recently had a second meeting with Stanton’s reps. He did add though that Shohei Ohtani, not Stanton, is the Giants’ top priority, citing “the reality of the price that would have to be paid” for the Miami Marlins slugger.
It was previously reported that the Marlins had agreed on the general framework of a potential Stanton trade with both the Giants and another top National League team. Now it appears to be a waiting game as to which deal, if any, the reigning NL Most Valuable Player will approve considering he has a full no-trade clause.
In any case however, it doesn’t sound like the Giants will be too beaten up if they ultimately miss out on Stanton and the $295 million that he is owed over the next ten years, though they certainly are making a strong effort to acquire him.