Rumor Central: Phillies unlikely to pursue Giancarlo Stanton?

From ESPN - November 14, 2017

As the offseason gets underway, teams are not wasting time to discuss slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton with the Miami Marlins. One of those clubs does not appear to be the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Phillies and Marlins have not engaged in substantive trade talks regarding Stanton, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Phils were said to have "kicked around the concept" of a Stanton pursuit ahead of this year's trade deadline.

Gelb writes that Philly does not see the 28-year-old MVP candidate as a fit, noting where the team is at in its rebuild as a reason why. General manager Matt Klentak seemed to suggest the same when speaking with reporters Monday.


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