Report: Cardinals make formal trade offer for Marlins’ Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton offers his take on winning the NL MVP and Joey Votto also talks about his 2nd place finish in the voting.

The St. Louis Cardinals have made a formal trade offer to the Miami Marlins in an attempt to acquire National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, reports MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.

St. Louis is the latest team to express strong interest in landing the slugger, following in the footsteps of the San Francisco Giants.

Miami is looking to shed payroll and Stanton, who hit 59 home runs this past season, is owed $295 million over the next 10 years. Because of the 28-year-old’s massive contract, it’s likely an acquiring team will want the Marlins to be on the hook for some money.

Stanton, a native of Panorama City, Calif., has a full no-trade clause and can essentially control where he plays next. His contract features an opt-out following the 2020 season.