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Twitter Reacts to Giancarlo Stanton Trade News

The MVP is probably headed to the Bronx. How did Twitter react to the developments?

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While we don’t have anything official yet, all signs are pointing towards Giancarlo Stanton signing with the New York Yankees. Talks accelerated late Friday night between the reigning NL MVP and Yankees after the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants both released statements saying Stanton had refused to wave his no-trade clause for them. Here’s a recap of the wild changes that have occurred in the last 24 hours.

Whelp, that was quick. With Stanton and Dee Gordon off the books, Derek Jeter is following through with the reports that he plans to considerably trim down the Marlins payroll.

Needless to say, Yankees fans and players are excited.

(^Unconfirmed, but no one knows at this point)

While we’re still getting updates on the framework of the deal itself, it looks like the Marlins front office is more interested in eliminating the albatross that was Stanton’s contract versus getting high quality players. At this point, we know that Starlin Castro is the only big name included, but he’ll probably be traded very quickly.

Gary Denbo, former player development director with the Yankees (now with Miami), will tap into his knowledge of the Yankees farm system that he helped develop, to select which lower-level prospects will be heading back to Miami. Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports "younger Class A prospects, not the top tier," are the ones destined for Miami. "'It won't be names that are highly recognizable,'" Kuty's source said.

So here we are with Stanton, Sanchez, and Judge inevitably going to destroy baseballs for the foreseeable future. We here at Fish Stripes will keep you updated with any further developments in the massive Stanton trade. Be sure to follow along here and on Twitter (@fishstripes).