The Giancarlo Stanton saga took some extra twists and activates Thursday, together with speak the Marlins slugger might be fascinated with coming to the Yankees.
Stanton has cooled on the Giants and Cardinals, in accordance with The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. However the report additionally stated Stanton could possibly be swayed to vary his thoughts if the Giants land “Japan’s Babe Ruth,” Shohei Ohtani.
In response to an SFGate.com report, Rosenthal stated the Dodgers and Yankees are on Stanton’s listing of most popular groups, although Rosenthal additionally careworn on his Twitter account that the state of affairs stays “fluid.”
Sirius XM’s Craig Mish additionally tweeted the Yankees are considered one of 4 groups on Stanton’s approval listing.
His Sirius XM colleague, Jim Bowden, a former common supervisor, tweeted the Yankees and Dodgers have been on Stanton’s listing.
Earlier, the Marlins’ newest payroll purge started not with Stanton, however with Dee Gordon.
The 2-time All-Star second baseman was traded Thursday to the Mariners — together with $1 million in worldwide signing bonus pool allotment — for 3 prospects within the first massive deal involving new Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. He needs to chop payroll by greater than 20 % to $ninety million or much less, which is why NL MVP Stanton can also be on the buying and selling block.
Miami acquired proper-hander Nick Neidert, the Mariners’ No. 2 prospect, together with infielder Chris Torres and proper-hander Robert Dugger. The Marlins haven’t been to the playoffs since 2003, they usually’re anxious to bolster a farm system that ranks amongst baseball’s worst.
“We have to add depth,” president of baseball operations Michael Hill stated. “We have to do issues to provide us a chance to construct a corporation that we really feel can win persistently. On this deal we took an All-Star caliber participant in Dee Gordon, and have been in a position so as to add three very gifted items to our minor league system.”
The worldwide signing bonus pool allotment the Mariners acquired within the Gordon deal boosted the quantity they will supply Ohtani to a serious league-excessive $three,557,500, simply forward of the Rangers ($three,535,000). They assume Gordon’s contract, which ensures him…