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Giancarlo Stanton To The Yankees Is Done; Pending Physical

The rumblings about Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees started on Friday night, and they sure moved very quickly.

We woke up to the confirmation from Ken Rosenthal this morning and a Dodgers update from Jon Morosi:

According to Jon Heyman of FanRagSports, the Yankees are sending second baseman Starlin Castro, $35 million, and prospects. However, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, they are not the Yankees’ best prospects. This means that the trade will likely not include names like Gleyber Torres (#1 for Yankees, #2 overall), Clint Frazier, or Justus Sheffield, as the prospects involved.

Heyman also noted that Stanton is headed to New York City for the physical, meaning that he has approved the deal.


According to Joel Sherman, here is what the Marlins will get in return for Giancarlo Stanton:

What does this mean for all the teams involved? Well the Marlins certainly do what they wanted by reducing they payroll by offloading such a massive contract, and at the same time have, at the minimum, received a useful and fairly inexpensive second baseman in Starlin Castro. Additionally, this finally ends the Stanton drama for them, so that the ownership can finally move on to other things.

For the Yankees it clearly gives them a potent lineup.  The combination of Judge and Stanton alone is enough to frighten even the most level-headed aces in the American League. However,

Now, what does this mean for the Dodgers? Stanton’s hometown team and the team that was reported late yesterday to stand the greatest chance of landing the Miami Marlins slugger? Well, you can strike the Yankees from a list of teams that will, and can, pay Bryce Harper in 2018. So the Dodgers actually may have an opening in regards to being one of the only teams that can accommodate Bryce Harper and his contract demands.

Also, if we are still bent on making a trade to improve left-field, something which we honestly may not need to do, then we could target a different Marlins outfielder. Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich have both been possible trade targets before. Yelich at the least, is like Stanton in that he is a SoCal boy, too.  He was born in Thousand Oaks and graduated Westlake Village High School. Should we now go this route if indeed Stanton has chosen the Yankees? We shall see.

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Blake Coble

Born and raised in SoCal and bled Blue my whole life. Absolutely love baseball and absolutely love the Boys in Blue! I have a fascination with analyzing the statistics and trends that drive player performance, and I love following our minor league prospects as well! Active duty Air Force currently stationed in Central California! Follow me on Twitter @yarritsblake


      1. One game away from WS win shows we don’t need to do much to get there again. Certainly not worth taking on long contracts(Verlander or Stanton). Winning the WS would be great but at what cost? Ownership said from the beginning they wanted to win now and for a long time and they are doing that. Soon they will be winning with a 190 mill payroll and be the envy of all the other clubs!

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