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Where should Giancarlo Stanton go?”The usual suspects are listed – the Yankees, the Giants, the Chunichi Dragons, Real Madrid – and the $295 million still on his contract is not considered an impediment.But the logic behind the Marlins keeping him is just as clear and more pressing. Namely, Bruce Sherman, the incoming owner, and Derek Jeter, the designated face, did not buy this team and promptly try to make themselves detested by the few people who still care about it.So far, we know that the monstrous thing in center field (no, not Christian Yelich) is likely to be torn down, and that Stanton is don’t-go-to-the-bathroom-during-his-half-inning entertainment. Beyond that, we know only that the Marlins draw when they win a lot and barely at all the rest of the time. They are clearly a distant third in a four-team race with the Dolphins and Heat for people’s hearts, and now that hating Jeffrey Loria’s living guts are off the table for the fans, there really is no there, there.So what’s the up-side of moving Stanton (and before we go any further, the Giants don’t have nearly enough assets to make that work, so calm the hell down) for the Marlins? Prospects, the dark hole that makes a three-year plan a six-year plan.And the down-side? Sherman may as well move the team for the level of fun he’ll get from... (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)
Watch for yourself. I never thought I would hear a soccer broadcast talk about a player having his...um...well, just watch.Chelsea and Real Madridhave come to terms on a deal for Real to send Alvaro Morata for a reported $97 million.Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verrati has signed on with super agent Mino Raiola. Verrati has stated he would like to make a move to Barcelona or Manchester United.It’s hard to believe that the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League is already underway. Celtic and Legia Warsaw both advanced to the next round by completely destroying their competition.