In a move that will shake up Major League Baseball, the Miami Marlins reportedly agreed to trade right fielder Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports first reported the Marlins found a suitable deal that allowed them to part ways with the reigning National League MVP, who waived his full no-trade clause. Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network noted the deal was still pending physicals.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported the Yankees were likely sending second baseman Starlin Castro to the Marlins as part of the trade. Rosenthal noted the Yankees were expected to take on between $260 and $273 million of Stanton’s remaining $295 million salary. Sherman later reported pitcher Jorge Guzman and shortstop Jose Devers were the prospects in the deal.
Christmas came early in the Bronx. Today, the Yankees just ensured that they will win every World Series from now until infinity. We’ve got spies in other organizations. How do you think Derek Jeter was magically able to afford a baseball franchise. The Yankees planted him there to make this very move.
But let’s get right into it. Here are the 4 biggest winners and losers of the Giancarlo Stanton trade:
1. New York Yankees
I mean, duh. They just traded for the Major League home run leader from last season. A man who at one point had people discussing if he was capable of passing Barry Bonds’ single-season home run record of 72. That man is in pinstripes now.
Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird. With all players staying healthy, looking at you Bird, that’s at least 200 combined homers from just 4 players in the lineup. All the Yankees had to do was swallow some salary and get rid of Starlin Castro who defensively moves in slow motion anyway.