Stanton’s salary will take a big leap next eason, paying him $25 million per season, and that number will rise to $32 million per season by 2023. “So it really wouldn’t help them at all”.
The Marlins, under new CEO Derek Jeter, are trimming payroll as part of their organizational building process. However, Stanton has a full no-trade clause, so he has final say in any deal.
The Yankees have luxury tax concerns, and they may also want to make a run at Bryce Harper (or Manny Machado) next offseason.
Despite Cardinals centerfielder Dexter Fowler’s best efforts, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will not join him in St. Louis. St. Louis will have to turn their offensive attention elsewhere. The Dodgers are now focused on landing Shohei Ohtani and the Yankees just wrapped up their managerial search, so both clubs have been preoccupied of late. It isn’t known whether Fowler’s availability is dependent on a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton, but it makes sense that it might. Here are all the latest Major League Baseball rumors you need to know. However, it seems like a long shot to happen with them – at least at this time. And that puts the Yankees in a unique situation, one that an aggressive general manager like Brian Cashman would have to address with ownership.
If a deal can be found with one of Stanton’s preferred teams, they will likely have to take on a big portion of Stanton’s contract. People close to the Dodgers believe they’d want the contract either paid down or offset by deals going the other way (i.e. Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy, Adrian Gonzalez).
Sources have told MLB.com that until Thursday, the Marlins had not engaged in any serious trade discussions with clubs other than the Giants and Cardinals.
As a rival exec said on Friday, “Don’t forget, you’d be taking a guy for 10 years who has a significant history of injuries”.
Jim Bowden tweeted that he believes the Dodgers and Yankees are the most likely destinations. 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.
Meanwhile the Yankees, tempted as they may be, are convinced they’ll get there without adding such a weapon.