The Marlins already destroyed their team to the point where they have no chance at competing. It's time to finish the job. Ricky Nolasco is a year away from free agency, and holding on to Giancarlo Stanton is just delaying the inevitable. They must demand a king's ransom for Stanton, which means they'll need a contending team desiring Stanton that has the farm assets to pay for him.
Good for the Marlins because: This is one hell of a prospect haul The Marlins have nowhere to go right now and should focus entirely on the future. Miami has decent young players acquired from trades with the Blue Jays, Rays, Tigers, and Dodgers, and this trade could make them a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.
Good for the Rangers because: As highly touted as these Rangers prospects (minus Borbon) have been, how often does a player of Stanton's caliber come to the trade block, not to mention a player of that caliber who has not yet even hit arbitration. Profar, the Rangers' best prospect, is blocked at his natural position unless Texas can trade or move Kinsler (moving Kinsler to 1st or left would lower his value, though). Going for Stanton now, and keeping their current infield in tact gives the Rangers the best chance to win now and in the future. Acquiring Nolasco will allow Ogando to move back to the pen and allow Neftali Feliz to stay there.
If I am the Rangers I take that trade in a second. you see this trades, and is not very often that all prospects work out, and become something. talk to the Brewers and Indians about it. So I would take that trade. You know Giancarlo is a pure stud. So heck yeah, get that thing done as soon as possible. As for the Marlins. I am going to give you a truth. I been to Miami many times. And people say, oh in Miami there as so many things to do. Guess what, I live in NY, and there are much more things to do in NY. This idea that everyone in Miami is just having one party after the other in South Beach is crazy. South Beach is filled with tourist, and yeah you have nightclubs and stuff. But people aren't going to them on a Tuesday night. What I am getting at is, Miami as a sports town is terrible. They don't want a baseball team, nor do they deserve one. Send them to Carolina.
If I am Texas there is no way I do that. They've been on the other end of one of those where they robbed Atlanta blind, and it more or less set up the core of their team for the run they've had the past few years.