Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Marlins have agreed to a deal that would send superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees.Get the fucking fuck outta here with this shit.
Stanton recently vetoed deals with the Giants and Cardinals and told the Marlins' brass that he would only approve trades to four clubs, the Yankees, Dodgers, Astros or Cubs. Reports started to pour in on Friday night that talks between the Marlins and Bombers were picking up steam, and now it looks like an accord has been made. It remains unclear what the Marlins will receive in return, but reports have indicated that the Yankees would like to move one of their big contracts along with a package of prospects. From a fantasy perspective, putting Stanton and his massive power in the bandbox that is Yankee Stadium could astoundingly result in an uptick from the phenomenal 59 homers that he slugged in 2017.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Starlin Castro is expected to be a part of the package that heads to the Marlins in the Giancarlo Stanton trade.
The Yankees needed to find a way to dump some salary in the trade, and it sounds like the Marlins were not receptive to the idea of taking on Jacoby Ellsbury. Castro, who is still only 27 years old, is coming off a terrific season where he slashed .300/.338/.454 with 16 homers and 63 RBI in 112 games. He has two years and $22.7 million remaining on his contract, as well as a club option for $16 million ($1 million buyout) for 2020. Moving Castro means that top prospect Gleyber Torres could begin the year as the starting second baseman.
Jim Bowden of Sirius XM reports that Starlin Castro is the only major leaguer that will head to the Marlins in the Giancarlo Stanton trade.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported late Friday that Castro was going to be included in the deal. The Yankees will also send prospects to the Marlins, though none of them have been identified yet.
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Giancarlo Stanton is expected to approve his trade to the Yankees.
When Stanton nixed trades to the Giants and Cardinals this week, he made it clear that he would only approve trades to our teams, one of which was the Yankees, so it seems as though his approval is a mere formality at this stage. The deal is now just pending physicals.
I'm literally writing a diss track about Mike Stanton right now.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Yankees will take on $265 million of the $295 million remaining on Giancarlo Stanton's contract.
There have been a few different numbers floating around this morning, but any way you slice it that's a massive amount of money for any club to take on. That means the Marlins will only be left on the hook for $30 million, but it is also likely to diminish the quality of prospects that they receive in return.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Marlins will receive Starlin Castro, Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers in the Giancarlo Stanton trade.
As expected, with the Yankees taking on most of Stanton's salary, the Marlins aren't getting much in the way of prospects. Guzman, 21, is a live arm who came to the Yankees in the deal that sent Brian McCann to the Astros. He went 5-3 with a 2.30 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 88/18 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings in 13 starts at Low-A Staten Island in 2017. Devers, who is the cousin of Red Sox' third baseman Rafael Devers, is an 18-year-old shortstop who slashed .245/.336/.342 in Rookie Ball last season.