NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees simply may need the ammo wanted to make a deal for Giancarlo Stanton, probably creating a strong combo with Aaron Decide.
Stanton has 10 years and $295 million left on his Marlins contract, a monster-sized impediment for any staff eager to commerce for him. In the meantime, the Yankees need to keep underneath the $197 million luxurious tax threshold subsequent season.
The Bronx Bombers have reportedly expressed curiosity in Stanton a few occasions, earlier than the commerce deadline in July and once more earlier this month.
WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, additionally of FanRag Sports activities, notes the important thing to a possible Yankees commerce is whether or not they can transfer some mixture of Jacoby Ellsbury, Chase Headley and perhaps Brett Gardner. Ellsbury is about to make $21.1 million in 2018, Headley will earn $thirteen million and Gardner will acquire $eleven million.
The Marlins have been asking groups to pay all of Stanton’s contract and in addition half with some good prospects, however they’re open to negotiating, Heyman reported. They’d additionally clearly choose to not tackle any massive contracts. Nevertheless, the Yankees, with baseball’s fourth-ranked farm system, have a number of engaging prospects, and Stanton’s no-commerce clause might pressure the Marlins to bend on their present calls for.
Heyman additionally famous that new Marlins co-proprietor Derek Jeter plucked Gary Denbo from the Yankees’ entrance workplace. Denbo oversaw the Yanks’ farm system and is intimately conversant in their prospects.
However would Stanton need to put on pinstripes?
There’s hypothesis that the reigning Nationwide League MVP would like to hitch his hometown Dodgers, however Los Angeles may need too many excessive-priced salaries to make the numbers work. The Giants and Cardinals have reportedly made commerce gives for the slugger.
However Heyman wrote that it’s affordable to assume Stanton might be swayed to hitch a Yankees roster that’s poised to contend for championships for no less than the subsequent a number of years. And if the Yankees land Japanese celebrity Shohei Otani, it might give New York an additional edge in recruiting Stanton, Heyman added.
Stanton, 28, batted .281 final season and led the majors with fifty nine homers and 132 RBIs.