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.
Stanton 9:20 AM EST— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) December 8, 2017
#Yankees in play for Stanton, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2017
Yankees trade talk on Stsnton is heating up a bit. Nothings done but they are working on it.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 9, 2017
#Yankees are indeed making a move to try to land Stanton. Deal coming into focus— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 9, 2017
yanks giancarlo talks are very serious, and they've been going on seriously at least a few days. the belief it could/would get done with NYY may have led stanton not to consider the giants as seriously as he might have.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 9, 2017
sources: yankees and marlins have a deal for giancarlo stanton— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 9, 2017
stanton is on his way to NYC (or there already) for physical. so obviously, he is approving deal.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 9, 2017
Stanton has $295 million and 10 years remaining on his deal. But remember, he can opt out after 2020; he's owed $77 million over the next three seasons when that opt-out will present itself.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 9, 2017
Needless to say, Yankees fans and players are excited.
Patiently waiting— Sonny Gray (@SonnyGray2) December 9, 2017
*Updated Christmas List*— Jake Montgomery (@JakeM0NTGOMERY) December 9, 2017
- This Giancarlo Stanton photo framed, for my nightstand. pic.twitter.com/TYtqBZ66bQ
(^Unconfirmed, but no one knows at this point)
GIANCARLO STANTON IS GOING TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES.— Evan Daniel (@itsevandaniel) December 9, 2017
Yankees twitter: pic.twitter.com/NHsvwuAdo4
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.
Starlin Castro’s public signing appearance at @SteinerStoreNY today has been postponed.— Steiner Sports (@steinersports) December 9, 2017
Ticket holders with questions may call (516) 739-0580 or visit the store. @DidiG18’s appearance is on as-scheduled, from 12-2pm.
One other candidate for the Mets' second-base opening is Starlin Castro: The Mets plan to speak with the Marlins about him.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) December 9, 2017
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.
Source: Marlins will get Castro and two prospects from the Yankees. Yankees will assume $265 million of the $295 million on Stanton’s contract.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 9, 2017
The minor leaguers #Marlins are getting are Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers, who is Rafael Devers' cousin.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 9, 2017
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).