Marlins trade rumors: Giancarlo Stanton, Casey McGehee not on trading block

Dilip Vishwanat

Miami Marlins General Manager Dan Jennings told USA Today that Giancarlo Stanton and Casey McGehee are not on the trading block. Stanton is headed to the All-Star game, with McGehee on the Final Vote ballot.

Giancarlo Stanton isn't on the trading block, and neither is Casey McGehee.

In an interview with USA Today, Miami Marlins General Manager Dan Jennings confirmed that two of the team's top offensive pieces will not be moved before the trade deadline.

Miami Marlins general manager Dan Jennings told USA Today Sports that he will not trade either of the team's best hitters, reiterating the club's stance that Giancarlo Stanton won't be dealt while also claiming that Casey McGehee isn't available.

Stanton, who leads the National League in home runs and RBIs, has been unable to reach a long-term deal with the Marlins and has been the subject of trade speculation throughout this season.

Stanton has posted a .305/.402/.559 line to complement 21 home runs and 62 RBIs heading into Tuesday night's contest in Arizona. Among the Marlins' best with a 4.0 WAR, Stanton has yet to begin discussing a long term deal with the Marlins. Those talks could begin this offseason.

Jennings' remarks come after the leaked Houston data base revealed the Marlins' first-year GM made a proposal that would send Stanton to the Astros only if the organization's top two prospects were in the discussion.

Several teams have likely called to see if Stanton is available, and among them may be the Boston Red Sox, who are looking for consistency in the outfield. Stanton has been solid in the first have of 2014 and is the lone Marlins' All-Star representative to this point.

But the Marlins have refuted any trade rumors involving Stanton, and Jennings supported that position to USA Today Sports, which interviewed several general managers ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

While Stanton isn't expected to be moved, it is notable that Jennings also told reporters that Casey McGehee, on the NL Final Vote All-Star ballot and batting .322 with 53 RBIs, isn't going to be traded either.

Jennings also said that the Marlins aren't going to trade McGehee, who entered play Tuesday with a team-leading .322 batting average and 53 RBIs.

"He ain't going nowhere, either," Jennings told USA Today Sports.

Stanton and McGehee have been the core of the Marlins' offense, and McGehee was a low risk high reward signing that has, to this point, worked out for Miami.

Miami could look to add a starter, reliever, or a pair of bats come the end of July. But at the moment, Stanton and McGehee are staying put.

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