Yankees fans dream of a shot from Giancarlo Stanton-Aaron Judge 1-2, do not lose hope at the moment.
According to a report the slugger of the Marlins named the Yankees among three other teams & # 39; be willing to accept an exchange. The 2017 NL home run king even said he was "inclined" to accept a move to the Bronx.
Despite having an exorbitant price, the Yankees are apparently "kicking tires" on Stanton, whom Marlins owner Derek Jeter has been actively buying since taking over the franchise.
The other Stanton teams, 28, will now pass an exchange for the Dodgers, Cubs and Astros.
He met with the Giants and Cardinals last week in Los Angeles, and there is an agreement with both teams, but on Thursday it came out that the current National League MVP does not want to join any of the teams.
While Stanton will accept an exchange with New York, the big question is what the Yankees would be willing to part with (and assume) to make an agreement come to fruition.
Stanton is owed $ 295 million over the next 10 years, and that includes a full clawback and foreclosure potential by 2020.
Hal Steinbrenner and the Yankees have been preaching the importance for multiple seasons now of submitting to the luxury tax for the prized free agent class next season that includes Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, among others.
Then there's Stanton's unstable injury story.
He played in 159 games last season and hit 59 homers, seven more than the AL Rookie Judge, but Stanton only averaged 115 games played in 2012. 16.  Even if the Yankees would be willing to take the trouble out of what remains of the monstrous contract, they would still have to give up at least some prospects of their loaded farm system.
That may include any combination of general No. 1 prospect Gleyber Torres, 19-year-old pitching stallion Justus Sheffield, Estevan Florial or some talent ready for the big leagues, such as Clint Frazier, who is blocked to join the open field of the Yankees at this time.
There is a possibility that Stanton and the Marlins will not be able to accept the terms of an agreement, but Dee Gordon's switch to the Mariners showed that Miami is taking its salary and reconstruction very seriously.
In the light of the Yankees receiving the cold hand of Japanese sensation Shohei Otani, Jeter could be the Christmas gift for his old team.
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