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Giancarlo Stanton reportedly prefers to be traded to the Dodgers


Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that Giancarlo Stanton has provided the Marlins with a list of teams to which he’d accept a trade.

Neither the Marlins nor Stanton are talking about it, but Morosi reports that industry speculation is that the Dodgers are his first choice. Not shocking given that Stanton is from Los Angeles and given that they are, without question, set up to win now.

Still, there is no suggestion that the Dodgers are eager to add Stanton. Yes, any team would love to have him, but with $295 million on his contract and the Marlins likely asking for a number of top prospects for him, it would not be shocking if the Dodgers said “ya know, we won 104 games without you, so we’re good.”

To date the Giants and Cardinals have been mentioned most prominently among clubs interested in Stanton. One has to assume that the Marlins and Stanton’s people are going to do whatever they can to expand that pool of suitors.

Twins sign Fernando Rodney

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Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports that the Twins have signed Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.

Rodney, who will turn 41 before he season begins, went 5-4 with a 4.23 ERA and converted 39 of 45 save chances last season with the Diamondbacks. For his career he’s sitting on an even 300 saves over the course of 15 big league seasons in which he’s played for eight different teams, four of which lasted a single season or less.

The Twins make number nine.