Marlins will have to eat at least $50 million to trade Stanton

Marie Harrington
December 9, 2017

And that's certainly understandable if this report on Thursday night from Sirius XM's Craig Mish is correct.

Giancarlo Stanton, the reigning National League MVP, has the New York Yankees on a list of teams he would approve a trade to from the Miami Marlins, according to reports.

In doing so he is refusing to go to either the Giants or Cardinals, the two teams that had worked out parameters of a trade with the Marlins, and on Friday both of those teams reacted to Stanton's power play by essentially saying they were no longer interested.

From a Yankees' point of view, it's great that Giancarlo Stanton put them on his short list of teams for whom he'll waive his no-trade clause. However, Rosenthal adds that the Cardinals and Giants are "growing impatient".

Stanton's thinking is fluid, other sources say-he does not deal in absolutes.

Both teams, though, likely are growing impatient. A native of the San Fernando Valley area, the Dodgers have presumably been his first choice all along, but Stanton apparently would not shy away from the massive spotlight he'd assume in the Bronx. But the slugger is owed $295 million over the next 10 years, and the Dodgers already have luxury tax concerns; it's why they didn't trade for Justin Verlander at the trade deadline, for example. But those teams hold all the cards and can force a favorable trade since they have the leverage.

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But this time I believe they'll stick to the plan, and they'll be justified this time around, as loaded as they are on young talent.

Jim Bowden tweeted that he believes the Dodgers and Yankees are the most likely destinations.

The Yankees have luxury tax concerns, and they may also want to make a run at Bryce Harper (or Manny Machado) next offseason.

The Astros won the ALCS in seven games over the Yankees, who were second in Major League Baseball in runs scored.

Stanton has a full no-trade clause and will be able to make the final decision should Miami be ready to deal him. He didn't sign a 13-year deal with the Cardinals or Giants.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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