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Conflicting Reports About Giants Package To Land Stanton

Another day, another set of conflicting news about a potential Stanton trade. On Monday it was reported that Giants prospect Christian Arroyo was part of the deal. On Tuesday Giants beat writer Hank Schulman tweeted that Arroyo is not in the deal.

However, this report was contradicted just hours later in a tweet from Craig Mish of SiriusXM.

Arroyo being part of the deal makes sense for the Marlins, but if the other three names listed above are true then it’s a lot to give up for San Francisco. Arroyo is the Giants number two prospect, with Shaw, Beede, and Ramos ranking first, third, and fourth. The Giants are also reportedly taking on $250 million of the $295 million remaining on Stanton’s contract in the deal.

Arroyo is a 22-year old infielder who primarily plays shortstop and third base. The young infielder may have struggled in his brief Major League stint but is extremely talented and is expected to rebound and show why he’s so highly regarded. If he is part of the deal, it can be argued that he’s the most valuable short-term piece that the Marlins would acquire. Arroyo is Major League ready and could contribute right away.

Chris Shaw is a 24-year old outfielder and first baseman. Shaw slashed .292/.346/.525 with 24 home runs and 35 doubles across Double-A and Triple-A in 2017. Showing great power during his minor league career, he could slide into the spot vacated by Stanton if he were to be dealt. He may not be ready at the start of 2018, but he’s close and will likely be an every day Major Leaguer sooner rather than later.

Tyler Beede is a 24-year old right handed pitcher. Beede has shown great potential in the minors, but did have a bit of a down year in 2017 while pitching in the hitter friendly Pacific Coast League. This didn’t seem to hurt Beede’s stock much, as he’s still viewed as the Giants third best prospect. Beede, like Shaw, may not quite be Major League ready but is close. He could certainly be ready to contribute during the 2018 season.

Heliot Ramos is an 18-year old outfielder from Puerto Rico. He was the Giants first round pick during the 2017 amateur draft. Ramos only has 35 professional games under his belt, but he showed why he was a first round pick. He slashed .348/.404/.645 with 6 home runs, 11 doubles, 6 triples, and 10 stolen bases while playing in the Rookie League. Ramos is multiple years away from contributing at the Major League level, but his potential is endless. A player who shows the ability to hit for average, hit for power, and run is always valuable.

What do you think of the trade reportedly proposed to the Marlins for Stanton? Let us know in the comments!

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Hunter Thompson

Born in Pennsylvania but comes from a long line of Dodger fans from their Brooklyn days. Extremely passionate about the Dodgers and baseball in general. News writer and Twittercaster for Dodger games. Follow me on Twitter @Officialism27 for more Dodgers talk!


  1. They didn’t want Panik because Arroyo is cheaper and younger. shaw is being blocked by Belt and possibly posey if he moves to first base where Aramis Garcia will likely take over in the near future. Heliot Ramos is the prospect I don’t want to be in the deal because I think he’s the real deal. But look at Sale, the Red Sox gave up number 1 prospect Yoan Moncado, Kopech, Basabe and Diaz but only cost $12 million in 2017, $12.5 in 2018 and $13.5 million in 2019 but will likely get a huge extension in almost the range of Kershaw. Giants will be stuck with $250 milllion over the next ten years. Who’s their third baseman? Panda? Unless they get Otani, that would be a huge package for Stanton.

  2. I would love to see this trade go through with the top four package to the Marlins. The Giants were so incredibly bad last season and have such a weak farm system, trading their top four for one superstar would destroy them for years. I love it!!!
    Note to the Giants: Ever hear of A-rod? Remember that fubar in ’01?

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