According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Los Angeles Dodgers are “in the mix” to acquire Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins. Before you get all excited, understand that showing interest doesn’t mean that they are anywhere close to a deal. Stanton is still owed $295 million and the Marlins’ asking price in terms of prospects is “shockingly high and somewhat out of touch with reality” according to rival executives. I don’t see the Dodgers taking on the entirety of Stanton’s contract and giving up their top prospects along with it, and remember that Kershaw is a Free Agent after 2018 if he opts out and will look for a big contract. The Dodgers are also trying to get their payroll down below the luxury tax which will allow them to reset it and avoid any further penalties. If the Dodgers are able to convince the Marlins of taking on at least half or some of the contract, then I can somewhat see the Dodgers getting Stanton, but the Marlins want all of the contract gone. The Dodgers can get creative though, so we’ll see.