The San Francisco Giants have been closely connected to Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins. On Sunday, the Marlins agreed to the general framework of deals involving the Giants and Stanton as well as the St. Louis Cardinals and Stanton. Craig Mish of SiriusXM now reveals what the Giants would give up for the reigning MVP.
The Giants would reportedly send Heliot Ramos, Chris Shaw, Tyler Beede, and Christian Arroyo to Miami and take on $250 million of Stanton’s remaining $295 million deal. The four prospects are the Giants’ top four according to Baseball America.
This is instead of an earlier deal that included Joe Panik and did not include Ramos or Arroyo.
Original Report – Dec. 3
The seemingly endless cycle of Giancarlo Stanton trade talks could be coming to an end soon. The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework for trades to the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
This could mean a deal is imminent as the Marlins just have to wait on the 28-year-old to inform them of whether he will accept either one. However, as Morosi also points out, Stanton’s fate lies in his own hands. Since he has a full no-trade clause, he could wait for other teams to make a move like the Los Angeles Dodgers; a team in which he has shown interest.
As of Thursday, Morosi’s sources indicated that the Marlins would accept a trade of second baseman Joe Panik and prospects Chris Shaw and Tyler Beede from the Giants. Shaw and Beede are the Giants’ second and third best prospects according to Baseball America, respectively.
With Marlins owners Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman looking to shed payroll significantly, Stanton’s price in terms of prospects is actually quite low. The Marlins would be satisfied with the Giants’ deal as long as they commit to paying at least $250 million of Stanton’s remaining $295 million contract.
Stanton’s contract is a hefty price to pay. In 2014 he signed a massive 13-year, $325 million contract. However, while the whole thing is guaranteed there is a player opt-out after 2020 and a 2028 $10 million club option.
It’s not surprising why Stanton has been the talk of the offseason. Since breaking into the league with the Florida Marlins in 2010, he has been nothing short of stupendous as long as he has stayed on the field. In eight seasons and 986 games, the slugger has hit .268/.360/.554/.914 with 576 runs scored, 267 home runs, and 672 RBI.
In 2017 he had the best season of his career as he brought home the National League MVP award honors. Even on a Marlins team that finished 77-85, Stanton’s .281/.376/.631/.1.007 slash line, 123 runs scored, 59 home runs, 132 RBI, 7.1 UZR/150, 10 defensive runs saved, and 6.9 WAR in 159 games made him an easy choice.