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Fish Bites: Is Giancarlo Stanton Vetoing Trades?

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Rumor has it that Marlins' prized asset Giancarlo Stanton, who himself is the subject of daily trade rumors, will not be pleased if the team deals closer Steve Cishek ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Does this mean the Marlins will be buyers instead of sellers to placate Stanton, who they want to re-sign long term?

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