Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumors: Miami Has 'Framework' of Giants, Cardinals Deals

Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew Mc Cutchen celebrates his first career grand-slam home run in the dugout with teammates in the second inning of the baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday Sept. 26 2017 in Pittsburgh Giancarlo Stanton rumors: Marlins have agreements with Giants and Cardinals, wait for Stanton's OK
Cassandra Gardner | 06 December, 2017, 01:31

Neither the Giants nor the Cardinals are entirely certain that the outfielder would be willing to waive his full no-trade rights to make a deal work, however, and Morosi adds that Stanton has enough control over the situation that he could even postpone his final decision until next summer. While he has not publicly commented on trade possibilities, before the season ended he stressed his desire to win and said he does not want to be a part of another Marlins rebuild.

Morosi has reported that Los Angeles is Stanton's preferred destination, but the Dodgers, who had the league's highest payroll in 2017, would rather not exceed the $197 million luxury tax threshold in 2018.

At the very least the ball is in Stanton's court, it seems. It isn't known whether Stanton has concern about a state tax situation, and he hasn't said anything about it, but his taxes would go up dramatically with a trade nearly anywhere from Miami, and that's especially true if he's traded to a California team.

The Dodgers have been somewhat hesitant on Stanton due to their desire not to exceed the $197 million luxury tax threshold or add another nine-figure contract to the books beyond Clayton Kershaw's.

The Marlins have deals in place to trade Giancarlo Stanton to either the Giants and Cardinals.

Mariners, Giants among finalists for Shohei Ohtani, Yankees, Red Sox out
Headlining the list of jilted suitors were the Yankees , who many in the baseball industry viewed as the favorites to land Ohtani. In 543 career innings on the mound, he's 42-15 with a 2.52 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.


Both deals are pending Stanton's approval.

Stanton has 10 years and $295 million left on his contract, which includes an opt-out following the 2020 season.

San Francisco General Manager Bobby Evans wouldn't allow the Cardinals to one-up him, who was also present when his team met with the Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton.

It was reported by Craig Mish of Sirius Radio that the Cardinals have offered to include a top pitching prospect, Sandy Alcantara, and more money than San Francisco.

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