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Giancarlo Stanton rumors: Mariners, Marlins could match up

Stanton, who is one of the game's most exciting sluggers, has been the subject of trade talks in recent weeks.

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The Seattle Mariners seem determined to land a slugger this offseason. As spring training gets closer and closer, it appears the M's are setting their sights on one of the game's best power hitters.

According to a report from Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Mariners have had discussions with the Miami Marlins about star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. While the two sides have had talks, it does not appear a deal is anywhere close to being done.

The Seattle Mariners and Miami Marlins have had discussions about a trade that would send outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to Seattle, but one source told that a deal appears doubtful at this point.

Seattle and Miami do match up well on paper. Stanton would immediately give the Mariners the slugger they've coveted for years -- and also the slugger they missed out on when Josh Hamilton signed with the Angels last month -- and the Marlins could restock their farm system. The asking price for Stanton is reportedly very steep, although the M's do have the prospects to entice the Marlins.

Stanton, 22, has batted .270/.350/.553 since making his Major League debut in 2010. He clubbed 37 home runs and drove in 86 runs in just 123 games last season.