MLB Rumors: Cardinals Make Trade Offer For Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton

Hear about those names rumored to be in the Giants' offer for Giancarlo Stanton? Yes this makes sense

Hear about those names rumored to be in the Giants' offer for Giancarlo Stanton? Yes this makes sense

Giancarlo Stanton earned his first National League MVP award Thursday, and he has been a coveted commodity in the trade market early this offseason.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Friday the San Francisco Giants had also made a formal offer, with the Boston Red Sox also expected to make a bid. The Giants are also in the mix here and can't beat the quality of prospects that the Cardinals have, but that leaves out other key factors like money and Stanton's no-trade clause.

The Cardinals and Giants have been the most heavily linked teams to Stanton this offseason. The Giants only have one player in Christian Arroyo, who has been listed as a top-100 prospect for this season per MLB.com, while the Cardinals boast five qualifiers.

We'll keep track of all the latest news and trade rumors around Stanton, so check back often.

The Marlins' slugger seems likely to be traded as the team tries to shed salary amid yet another rebuild.