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Miami Confident Stanton Would Approve Trade to Giants

By Chandler Guadagnin

The ‘Stanton Sweepstakes’ have been going on for a while now. Throughout the trade rumors, one question remains constant: will Stanton even end up on a new team? You see, Stanton has a full no trade clause. As a result, Stanton can refuse a trade to anyone, even if the Marlins want to send him off. However, it is now more probable that Stanton will be moved. He has presented a list of teams to the Marlins, to whom he would waive his no trade clause. At the top of that list are the Los Angeles Dodgers.

This morning, conflicting reports surfaced that Stanton was concerned about San Francisco and their depth after a 98-loss season. Conversely, Jon Paul Morosi of MLB Network tweeted that the Miami Marlins are confident that Giancarlo Stanton would except a trade to the Giants if the opportunity presented itself.

“Sources: Giancarlo Stanton has not given formal word to #Marlins that he would accept trade to #SFGiants, but officials involved in talks are optimistic that he ultimately will. @MLBNetwork @MLB” -Jon Morosi via Twitter

The first offer that the Giants submitted to the Marlins was that they would swap Joe Panik, Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw for Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon. Later it was revealed that the Giants would rather trade for just Giancarlo Stanton. The Marlins have reportedly made a counter offer to the Giants, in which they would trade just Giancarlo Stanton for the Giants trio. However, the Giants would have to fork over $250 million of the remaining $295 million on Stanton’s deal.

Stanton would allegedly like to test the Dodgers’ interest in him before he accepts a trade anywhere else.

Read KNBR Article

Information based on KNBR article: Marlins optimistic that Stanton would accept trade to Giants [report] by Jake Montero

Cubs And Indians Set To Do Battle In 2016 World Series

By Chandler Guadagnin

The stage is set. It will be the Chicago Cubs of the National League Central taking on the American League Central Champion Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series. With the Cubs disposing of the Giants in the NLDS and Chicago’s dismantling of the Dodgers in the NLCS, the Chicago Cubs are headed to their first World Series in 70 years; seeking their first World Series Championship since 1908.

On the American League side of the bracket, the Cleveland Indians defeated the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS and mowed through the Blue Jays in the ALCS to reach the the Fall Classic. Cleveland, who hasn’t won baseball’s Championship series since 1948, will appear in it for the first time since 1997.

Both Chicago and Cleveland were written off early as World Series contenders. When Chicago’s young star, Kyle Schwarber, went down early with a torn ACL and LCL, suffered in a collision between Schwarber and fellow outfielder Dexter Fowler in Arizona, when both were running for a fly ball. 103 wins later, the Chicago Cubs are four wins away from proving the critics wrong.

Similarly, when the Indian’s Michael Brantley suffered a season ending shoulder injury after diving for a ground ball, analysts said there was no way that they would even have a chance to make the postseason. However, after winning their division, and marching through the postseason, the Indians too are four wins away from becoming the second major Cleveland sports team to hoist a championship trophy this year.

Chicago will look to cap off their historic season with the ultimate prize; while, the Indians will look to channel their inner Cleveland Cavaliers.

Looking to set the tone, the Chicago Cubs will send Jon Lester to the mound. He will be opposed by Indians righy Corey Kluber. Game 1 of the 2016 World Series comes your way Tuesday from Progressive Field in Cleveland  on FOX at 5:00PM PT. Log on to www.kpaysports.com for postgame analysis following the game.

My Prediction: Chicago defeats Cleveland in six games, 4-2

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Vin Scully: The Man Behind The Mic

By Chandler Guadagnin

All my cards on the table I am about the biggest Giants fan you will ever meet. That said, I am a huge Vin Scully fan. I have so much respect for the man.

Edward Vincent ‘Vin’ Scully has been the voice of the Dodgers for 67 seasons. Scully began broadcasting for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950. In that same year. the Dodgers roster featured the likes of Duke Snider, Lou Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Don Newcombe, and Jackie Robinson. Scully, now 89 years old, is putting the finishing touches on a broadcasting career that has spanned from the managing days of Connie Mac to the launch of the Google search engine and beyond. Even more amazing is the fact the Connie Mac was born during the Civil War. Over his almost seven decades of broadcasting, Vin has called 20 no hitters and three perfect games.

Furthermore, Scully has attributes which can not be quantified. Scully’s knowledge of the game is one that cannot be matched. A voice so eloquent that it would even make math homework seem interesting. Not to mention, the humility with which he carries himself, never putting himself above anything else; that is the Vin that the baseball world has come to know and love. Vin’s final broadcast will come from within the confines of AT&T Park in San Francisco on Sunday, October 2, 2016, the 80th anniversary of the first baseball game that Vin Scully was present for. Though, Scully’s storied career may be drawing to a close, the flame of his legacy will never be extinguished.