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Should The Red Sox Go All In On Stanton?

Today, the Red Sox introduced Alex Cora as the new manager today. Now that the hiring of the coach is behind us, it’s now time to focus on the players. What do the Boston Red Sox have to do get back to the World Series? One thing that we know that the Sox are desperate for is power. While Boston has an overall solid offensive attack, the one thing that they struggle at is the long ball. No one on their team last year even made it to 25 home runs. Mookie Betts (24 home runs), Hanley Ramirez (23 home runs), and Mitch Moreland (22 home runs) led the team in home runs and they only combined for 69 home runs. However, there will be a player available this offseason who hit 59 by himself. Yes, I am talking about Giancarlo Stanton.

With the Marlins changing over ownership this season, they have made it clear that Stanton will be available at the right price. Stanton is without a doubt one the 3 best offensive in all of baseball. He’s 6’6” and 250 pounds of pure muscle. The other amazing thing is that he’s still in his prime as he turns 28 years old today (seriously his birthday is today). Knowing all that, it makes sense why the Red Sox would want him. But what will it take to get him and will Stanton fit in Boston? In terms of his personality, I do think that he would fit well in Boston. He’s in year 3 of a 13, 325 million dollar deal and he has not slowed down since he signed it. This should be good news for Sox fans who have witnessed multiple players sign big contracts and throw in the towel (Sandoval and Crawford). Boston also loves their sports stars so Stanton would be welcomed here with open arms and I feel he won’t feel the pressure of Boston because of his focus. My only real concern of Stanton is his health as he’s only played 150 plus games twice in his 8 year career.

But like I said earlier, it’s going to take a ton to get him. So what would it cost and will the Red Sox do it? To me, the Marlins would want at least 3 MLB ready young studs to give up Stanton. So the Red Sox have 6 players that fit that bill; Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi, Eduardo Rodriguez, Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, and Blake Swihart. For me, I would personally ship Rodriguez, Benintendi, and Bogaerts. The Marlins get a franchise player in Benintendi and two solid pieces in return. The Red Sox get a power hitter to build around for the next decade. For some Sox fans, it’s going to be hard to see these young players go. But the Red Sox are in a win now mode and it doesn’t get better than Stanton. It’s up to Dave Dombrowski now if he can pull the trigger.

Written By: Steven Santoro (SVS_1993)

Steven Santoro

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