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As the Marlins shop Stanton for trade, they’re using his name to sell season tickets

Giancarlo Stanton shares his thoughts on his Marlins past, present and uncertain future

Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton fell short in his quest for 60 homers but still led the Majors in home runs and RBI. The Marlins lost 8-5 to the Atlanta Braves in their season finale on Sunday October 1, 2017.
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Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton fell short in his quest for 60 homers but still led the Majors in home runs and RBI. The Marlins lost 8-5 to the Atlanta Braves in their season finale on Sunday October 1, 2017.

At the same time the Marlins try to trade National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton for players and prospects, they’re also trying to pimp Stanton’s autograph for 2018 season tickets — when he likely won’t be with the Marlins.

A Monday e-mail to potential season-ticket buyers bubbled, “League MVP was a fitting end to an incredible season by Giancarlo Stanton. Marlins fans, join us in congratulating the National League MVP @giancarlo818.

“To celebrate the first MVP award in Marlins team history, the next 27 fans to purchase season tickets for 2018 will receive a signed Giancarlo baseball.”

Then, there’s a link button for season tickets.

The Herald previously reported the new Marlins ownership, headed by Bruce Sherman and former Yankee shortstop icon Derek Jeter, wants to slice the team’s payroll to $90 million. As currently constituted, the roster’s salaries would total $140 million. Obviously, the largest salary — and player who would bring the most in a trade — is Stanton, who smacked 59 home runs in 2017 but will make $25 million next season.

Through the history of the Miami Marlins, all of the great players have been traded away. Miami Herald sportswriter Manny Navarro explains why Giancarlo Staton should be the exception.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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