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MLB Roundup 11/10: The Cardinals and Giants are early favorites for Giancarlo Stanton

And the Silver Sluggers were announced.

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Two favorites emerge for Giancarlo Stanton

Red Sox fans are going to clamor for the Marlins slugger all winter long, but according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY, the Giants and Cardinals are the favorites to land Stanton this offseason. Both teams have space in their payroll and both have a hole in their lineup that he can fill. In terms of a match for a trade with the Marlins, the Cardinals have more intriguing young talent to offer, particularly in the pitching department where Miami reportedly wants to improve. On the other hand, Stanton has a no-trade clause and has made it clear he prefers to play on one of the coasts. That would lead me to believe that the Giants are the favorites right now, because Stanton really holds the cards right now. Either way, while the Red Sox would like to land him it’s best if he goes to the National League in the scenario in which he doesn’t come to Boston.

The Silver Sluggers were announced on Thursday

Gold Gloves obviously get more attention than Silver Sluggers, but the awards for best hitters by position were also given out this week. You won’t believe it, but the Red Sox were not represented this year. Below is the full list of winners.

AL

C: Gary Sanchez, Yankees

1B: Eric Hosmer, Royals

2B: Jose Altuve, Astros

3B: Jose Ramirez, Indians

SS: Francisco Lindor, Indians

OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees

OF: Justin Upton, Tigers/Angels

OF: George Springer, Astros

DH: Nelson Cruz

NL

C: Buster Posey, Giants

1B: Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks

2B: Daniel Murphy, Mets

3B: Nolan Arenado, Rockies

SS: Corey Seager, Dodgers

OF: Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

OF: Marcell Ozuna, Marlins

OF: Charlie Blackmon, Rockies

P: Adam Wainwright, Cardinals

  • The Nippon Ham Fighters, Shohei Otani’s NPB team, have come out and said they are giving their okay to the Japanese superstar to pursue a job in the majors. He stands to make a lot more money if he waits a couple years, but he wants to get his MLB career started now, and just about every team will be interested in the best two-way player most of us have ever seen.