It looks like the Bronx Bombers will be adding another piece to their arsenal. After Giancarlo Stanton would not waive his no-trade clause for either the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants, you knew that it was only a matter of time before the New York Yankees would swoop in and get their next big bat. Jon Heyman is now reporting that a deal that will send Stanton to New York has been finalized.
Miami had deals in place with the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, but Stanton nixed going to both of those great baseball towns. The 2017 National League MVP has a no-trade clause and refused to go to either of those teams. Instead, Stanton named the Dodgers, Cubs, Astros, and Yankees as the only teams that he would accept a trade to. This severely hampered Marlins management which includes Derek Jeter, who is the team’s CEO. The Marlins are trying to get out of a reported $400 million in debt by trading off one of their greatest franchise players. With only three teams to compete against, the Yankees stepped up their interest in the NL home run king after being shunned by intriguing Japanese free agent Shohei Ohtani, who signed with the Los Angeles Angels earlier this week.
The details on what the Yankees are sending to Derek Jeter’s new team have not been released yet, but the Yankees are said to send Starlin Castro to the Marlins as well as several prospects. Sources report that New York will not be giving up any of their top-tier prospects such as Gleyber Torres (Who will eventually replace Casto), Justus Sheffield or Estevan Florial. Joel Sherman is reporting that the Marlins will receive minor league pitcher Jorge Guzman, who is the No. 9 Yankees prospect and has an 80-grade fastball, and 18-year-old shortstop Jose Devers, who is a top 50 prospect for the Yankees and Rafael Devers’ cousin.
This now sets up a middle of the Yankees order that will include Stanton, Aaron Judge, and Gary Sanchez, who hit a combined 144 home runs last year. Stanton is the oldest of the group at age 28. The Bronx Bombers returned last year but that will just be super-sized in 2018 and going forward.
— ESPN (@espn) December 9, 2017