Sunday, Jon Paul Morosi of MLB Network reported the Marlins indeed agreed to trade frameworks with the Giants and Cardinals. As Morosi highlighted, though, Stanton has the ability to all but cease ongoing trade negotiations if he wants to hold out until another team enters the mix.
One source told MLB's that a Stanton deal is not expected to be completed Sunday.
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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney: "Evidently he feels like that's the right move for him and his family and the right time to do so". Clemson's Dabo Swinney is now behind Saban ($8.5 million this year, average of $6.75 million over eight years).
But from what it sounds like, Stanton is willing to wait until the Dodgers are officailly ruled out. So the matter is in Stanton's court, and maybe the Dodgers' - and there's no deadline. Stanton grew up 15 miles from Dodger Stadium, and it's believed he'd prefer to play in his hometown for the National League champs. The Marlins are said to have interest in second baseman Joe Panik, who won't be a free agent until 2021. But he's taken a deliberate approach in considering his options, in part because he wanted to make sure the Dodgers - his preferred destination - have every opportunity to get involved. That deal would be contingent on the Giants paying at least $250 million of the remaining $295 million on Stanton's deal.
But for luxury tax reasons, the Dodgers are unable to dive completely into trade talks with the Marlins this winter. Stanton could ask that the opt-out be moved to a different point in the contract, as a condition for waiving his no-trade clause.
Rescue mission for Argentine submarine crew ends, search for sub continues
Authorities have said the level of maintenance, not the age, was what mattered, and that the vessel was in good condition. The search for the San Juan has employed some of the latest technology in one of the largest efforts of its kind.
One team that is showing decreased interest in Stanton is the Boston Red Sox, as SiriusXM's Craig Mish reports they have made a decision to end their pursuit of him. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
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But for the SPD the situation isn't almost as clear. "If necessary, we will put in a motion to rule out a grand coalition", he said.