Red Sox Rumors: Boston Unlikely To Pursue Giancarlo Stanton

The Miami Marlins aren't actively shopping slugger Giancarlo Stanton, but they are taking offers and could move him before the deadline. Among the teams that have been linked to Stanton are the Boston Red Sox, but Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated writes that they aren't actively in the race for him.

They're generally a big payroll team, they have some high-end prospects—such as the just-promoted third baseman Rafael Devers and last year's first-round pick, lefthander Jason Groome—and president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski isn't shy about adding big money players. That said, they've already got a great homegrown outfield of Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts, and owner John Henry has plenty of reason to be wary of big contracts, having been burned in recent years alone by those of third baseman Pablo Sandoval and outfielder Rusney Castillo; heck, the David Price contract isn’t looking too great right now, either. Don't wait up for this possibility.

Boston wants to add another bat to their lineup, but Stanton is too expensive for them. He has $295 million left on the 13-year, $325 million extension he signed with the Marlins in 2014.

The Red Sox have posted a .206/.276/.298 batting line in the last 17 games, averaging just 3.1 runs per game. They're hoping the recently promoted Rafael Devers will help with that, though Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports they're looking for more than what solely Devers can provide them.

Stanton is batting .274 with 32 home runs and 68 RBIs in 96 games so far this season.

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