So, the Yankees have made a big splash in the last few days to acquire Giancarlo Stanton. What does that mean for the New York Yankees?
With new ownership in place for the Miami Marlins, the team is in rebuilding mode. After the Marlins trade Dee Gordon for three prospects to the Seattle Mariners; their next order of business was to trade Stanton. As a result of trading Gordon, the Marlins received three minor league players: Christoper Torres, Robert Dugger, and Nick Neidert.
With the Mariners agreeing to take on all of Gordon’s salary; the Marlins shifted their focus to Stanton.
Since Stanton is owed $295 million over the next 10 years; Derek Jeter wanted to lower their payroll. Did Jeter help the Yankees become the team to beat in 2018? With the Yankees already having Aaron Judge; this deal reminded me of the Yankees acquiring Alex Rodriguez. When the Rangers wanted to unload Rodriguez years ago, this deal is similar in nature with the Marlins wanting to unload Stanton.
Aaron Judge had 52 home runs and was the American League Rookie of the Year. At the same time, Giancarlo Stanton led the MLB with 59 home runs and was the National League’s Most Valuable Player.
Yankees Trade Details on Stanton
In the first place, the Yankees were looking for an elite pitcher. But instead, they went big. Although the Yankees were looking to decrease their payroll; they are picking up $265 million of his $295 contract. So, the Yankees are sending Starlin Castro and a pair of prospects to the Marlins.
Although this deal is contingent upon a physical, we can expect a formal announcement later in the week. Furthermore, the Yankees were able to hang onto many of their top prospects. Meanwhile, one of the Yankee’s Director of Player development and scouting left the team to reunite with Jeter. No doubt, Gary Denbo knows the Yankees organization; so it will be interesting to see how this deal plays out over time.
Did Jeter help the Yankees? With two of the top home run producers in the MLB; will they both continue to produce power? Or, will it be awkward, like Rodgriquez and Jeter?
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