The Beerleaguer commentariat is intelligent, so it probably doesn't have to be told to ignore rumors of the Phillies making a run at Giancarlo Stanton, but just in case...
I had never heard of Chris May until 1:30, and as a general rule I don't believe any trade rumors from people I hadn't heard of until five minutes 20 minutes ago. From the looks of it, this isn't May reporting it, it's him simply regurgitating something he heard on WIP. May is an anchor for CBS, and WIP is a CBS radio station.
Either way, WIP doesn't exactly have the best track record with MLB player movement.
There are a whole host of reasons this makes no sense. The Phillies have so very little to trade for Stanton. The Marlins are in the Phillies' division. If Stanton is actually on the block, all 29 salivating teams will be informed so they can trip over themselves to build a trade package.
In other news, the Eagles are in talks to acquire J.J. Watt from the Texans for Darryl Tapp and a seventh-round pick.