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.
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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.