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MLB trade rumors: Giancarlo Stanton submits priority list of teams

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Which teams will the reigning NL MVP want to accept a trade to and play for in 2018?

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Marlins star slugger Giancarlo Stanton and his representatives have submitted a priority list of teams he is willing to accept a trade to Miami, sources told Jon Morosi of MLB Network. However, no deal is close to being done with any of the clubs, Morosi says.

Among the teams the reigning National League MVP has put at the top of his list is the Dodgers, who Morosi says is his “preferred destination.” Stanton was born in Panorama City, California and went to high school at nearby Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, where Morosi says is about 16 miles from Dodger Stadium.

But, Morosi reports that the trade talks between the Marlins and the Dodgers have not progressed because the Dodgers have “concerns over luxury tax obligations.” After all, they are projected to go over the $197 luxury tax threshold once again even without Stanton, who is set to make a whopping $295 million over the next 10 years.

So far, the Giants and Cardinals are the only teams that have made formal trade offers for Stanton to the Marlins. Miami has also reportedly fielded interest from the Red Sox, Phillies and Yankees, though Morosi says it is “not clear” that these three, the Giants and Cardinals are on Stanton’s list.