Plenty of teams called the Marlins to ask about Giancarlo Stanton in the days and weeks leading up to Wednesday's trade deadline, some more than once. And every time, the response was the same: "We're not listening to any offers," according to a source with knowledge of the Marlins' trade discussions.
Because teams salivating over Stanton were shot down quickly -- the Pittsburgh Pirates being just one example, among many -- the Marlins never listened to a single offer for the biggest name on the team, and one of the hottest trade targets on the market.
"No player names were ever exchanged (for Stanton)," the source said.
After dealing Ricky Nolasco to the Dodgers on July 6, the Marlins made no more deals before the 4 p.m. deadline on Wednesday.