With the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals already in the trade mix for the Miami Marlins outfielder, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the New York Yankees have spoken with the Marlins about Stanton.
This is the first time the Yankees have been linked to the National League MVP and Heyman made sure to note they’re on the “far fringes” of talks to this point because it could be difficult to stay under the luxury tax threshold for 2018 by acquiring Stanton’s $25-million salary.
After the New York Yankees were eliminated from the playoffs last season, everyone on Earth shrugged as it became quite clear that this roster is the next great dynasty. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird vs. Everybody.
But why not add the most dangerous hitter in all of the majors?
Imagine an outfield with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton batting back-to-back every night? Opposing pitchers would call out sick. It’s what the Yankees had in the first half of the season before Matt Holliday lost all of his talent but times 1,000,000 with Stanton in there. You can’t pitch around Judge because Stanton will drive him in from 1st base. Every single time.
Does having Stanton on the roster slow down the rise of Aaron Hicks, Clint Frazier and Tyler Austin? Yea, sure. Are we pretending like any of those guys are better than Giancarlo Stanton? They are not. Few are.
Plus, you’d be giving up guys like Jacoby Ellsbury, Chase Headley and Brett Gardner to acquire him. I’m 1000% okay with that. SEEE YAAA, Chase. Enter Stanton. The man who is going to hit a ball into the stands so hard it’s going to explode The Judge’s Chambers.
Stanton batted .281 with 59 bombs and 132 RBIs. Yup, bring him into the next great dynasty in sports. Dear Derek Jeter, do your boys a favor. Send the Yankees Stanton, please.
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