Despite the indisputable need for a big power bat in their lineup, one source reports that the Red Sox are out of contention to land Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
Boston has been linked to trade discussions ever since Stanton became available. However, recent weeks have tempered fan's excitement as more baseball insiders chimed in.
Just this past Tuesday, one baseball source with knowledge of the Red Sox' thinking called them "an extreme long shot". Miami is looking for a haul of prospects and wants their trading partner to take on a large chunk of his massive contract.
It is now believed that Stanton could be heading to the Giants or Cardinals, while the Dodgers lurk in the shadows as another possible destination.