Stanton In Pinstripes? Slugger Narrows List To Four Teams, Including Yankees

Taylor Byrd
December 9, 2017

Stanton is known to want to go to the Dodgers, and the question remains whether he'd accept a deal to the Giants or Cardinals, who are the two teams willing to meet the Marlins' price. SiriusXM host Craig Mish tweeted on Thursday night that the Astros and Cubs are the other two teams, but aren't as high on the list for Stanton as NY and Los Angeles.

Stanton heading to NY is even more of a intriguing story considering it would be Jeter, a Yankees legend, who would pull the trigger on sending him there.

"Our agreement with the Marlins to acquire Giancarlo Stanton subject to his waiving of the no-trade clause will not move forward and it is our understanding that the Marlins and Stanton are exploring other options". The Winter Meetings begin on Sunday, and these teams would ideally like to have things figured out on the Stanton front before they attack the offseason's most active few days.

Stanton, a four-time All-Star, hit a career high 59 home runs last season with the Marlins.

Stanton, 28, exercised his full no-trade clause on Friday, telling both the Giants and Cardinals that he wouldn't be headed to San Francisco or St. Louis in a trade.

Stanton just finished the third year of the 13-year, $325 million contract with Miami.

It's been long rumored that Stanton, who is from Southern California, would like to be on the Dodgers (the rest of the NL definitely doesn't want that to happen). The Cardinals and Giants were both reportedly expected to take on the majority of it in a trade, but it's less likely that the Dodgers or Yankees would be willing to do the same. He signed the largest contract in sports history three years ago, and he'll make at least $25 million in each of the next 10 years. "There's an inherent risk in that, no matter how many home runs he hit a year ago".

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