The MLB offseason is well underway following the conclusion of the World Series, which means the rumor mill is buzzing with manger changes and trade talks, especially around the future of Giancarlo Stanton. Here are all the latest MLB rumors you need to know.
Four teams in talks with Marlins about Giancarlo Stanton trade
The Miami Marlins haven't been shy about their desire to trade Giancarlo Stanton in order to get his contract off the books, and four teams have emerged as the most serious suitors, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
Sources: In Giancarlo Stanton trade talks, #Marlins have had preliminary communication with #RedSox, #STLCards, #SFGiants, #Phillies. Talks expected to intensify at GM Meetings next week. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 11, 2017
Stanton is owed between $25 million and $32 million each of the next 10 seasons. He hit .281 with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs in a career-high 159 games this season.
J.D. Martinez seeking $200 million deal
Another power bat available this offseason is J.D. Martinez, and he is seeking a massive deal in free agency. How massive? Agent Scott Boras expects offers around $200 million, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.
Teams that have reached out early on J.D. Martinez have gotten the impression Scott Boras is looking for something in the $200 million range.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 8, 2017
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Alex Cobb interested in signing with Cubs
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb is expected to have a number of suitors on the free agent market, but he expressed interest in signing with the Chicago Cubs to rejoin pitching coach Jim Hickey on MLB Network Radio.
"I can't say enough good things about him [Hickey]. He's become – not only a pitching coach – but a real close friend of mine. Obviously, if we move down the line and we're able to have some discussions with them [the Cubs], I'd be very honored to be able to talk with them and hopefully come to a deal."
Cobb went 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 29 starts last season.Back to the MLB Newsfeed