Yankees fan dreaming of a Giancarlo Stanton-Aaron Decide 1-2 punch, don’t hand over hope simply but.
Based on a report, the Marlins slugger named the Yankees amongst three different groups he’d be prepared to simply accept a commerce. The 2017 NL residence run king reportedly went as far as to even say he’s “inclined” to simply accept a transfer to the Bronx.
Regardless of having an exorbitant price ticket, the Yankees are apparently “kicking the tires” on Stanton, whom marlins proprietor Derek Jeter has been actively purchasing since taking up the strapped franchise.
The opposite groups Stanton, 28, will now approve a commerce to are the Dodgers, Cubs and Astros.
He took conferences with each the Giants and Cardinals final week in Los Angeles, and a deal is in place with each groups, however on Thursday it got here out that the reigning NL MVP doesn’t need to be a part of both workforce.
Whereas Stanton will settle for a commerce to New York, the large unknown is what the Yankees can be prepared to half with (and tackle) with a view to make a deal come to fruition.
Stanton is owed $295 million over the subsequent 10 years, and that features a full no-commerce clause and potential choose-out in 2020.
Hal Steinbrenner and the Yankees have been preaching the significance for a number of seasons now of getting underneath the posh tax for subsequent offseason’s prized free agent class that features Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, amongst others.
Then there’s Stanton shaky damage historical past.
He performed in 159 video games final season and hit fifty nine homers – seven greater than AL Rookie of the Yr Decide – however Stanton solely averaged one hundred fifteen video games performed from 2012-sixteen.
Even when the Yankees can be prepared to select up the tab on what’s left of the monstrous contract, they might nonetheless have to surrender no less than some prospects from their loaded farm system.
Which will embrace any mixture of No. 1 general prospect Gleyber Torres, 19-yr-previous pitching stud Justus Sheffield, Estevan Florial or some main-league prepared expertise, corresponding to Clint Frazier, who’s blocked from becoming a member of the Yankees’ packed outfield proper now.
There’s an opportunity that Stanton and the Marlins will be unable to comply with…