Stanton, 24, leads the
"All the time," Stanton said Monday, before he participated in the
Stanton said that playing for the hometown team was "the original dream, when you're a kid." As a major leaguer, he remains under the control of the
Power is increasingly scarce in the major leagues, particularly from such a young player, and virtually every team that could afford to pay him would line up to trade for him.
"I want to win," Stanton said. "If we're prepared to win, I want to stay."
Does he believe the Marlins are prepared to win?
"Look at the record," he said.
The Marlins are in fourth place in the
Stanton said he believed the Marlins were headed in the right direction before injuries hit. They were in first place as recently as May 9 and above .500 as recently as June 20.