San Francisco Giants: Marcell Ozuna to the Giants could happen, maybe
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The latest has the Giants talking with the Miami Marlins again, this time for outfielder Marcell Ozuna instead of outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.
As John Shea put it in the lede of his article a few days ago, San Francisco went from 98 losses to 100 after losing Stanton and Shohei Ohtani so far this winter.
So now, the Giants are trying to find an outfielder to pursue and rumors have them going after Ozuna next.
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While Stanton had a massive contract that the Marlins wanted to get rid of, Ozuna doesn’t have the same financial issues. Ozuna’s main reason for being a trade option is his talent. With Miami trying to build their team for the long term, they are willing to shop their best players to get the most in return.
This would seem to make it difficult for the Giants to make a trade, considering their prospects aren’t as highly thought of as many other teams interested in Ozuna.
However, it is also true that the Giants have been in talks with the Marlins for a while and now know which Giants prospects the Marlins like.
Earlier this week, reports had four of the Giants best young players involved in a rumored trade for Stanton. Whether San Francisco would be willing to part with all or some of Heliot Ramos, Christian Arroyo, Chris Shaw or Tyler Beede remains to be seen. There is also a possibility that none of those players were involved in the Stanton trade and the Marlins actually like other players in the Giants system.
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The only thing that remains clear at this moment is the Giants are going to continue to go for big victories, even if that means taking more L’s.