Giancarlo Stanton rebuffs Bryce Harper’s offer with funny observation

Kevin Kaduk
Big League Stew

There has been no shortage of fans offering safe haven to Giancarlo Stanton should Jeffrey Loria slide into super-troll mode and heap his star player on the Miami Marlins' pyre this season. There also isn't a club among the other 29 teams that wouldn't take Stanton's services, and NL Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper put his Washington Nationals at the front of the line — tampering be damned! — with a Wednesday tweet toward his fellow young star.

Alas, Stanton later pointed out an unfortunate technicality in Harper's plan to spirit him away from Washington's denuded NL East rival: His last name spelled backward is "Not Nats." It's an astute observation, to be sure, but nothing that can't be fixed with Stanton's well-known proclivity to change his name.

Mike Dutsstan ("Nats Stud") has a certain ring to it, no?

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