According to reports by the New York Post’s Joel Sherman and San Francisco Chronicle’s Hank Schulman that a deal between the Florida Marlins and New York Yankees for reigning National League Most Valuable Player Giancarlo Stanton was progressing and almost completed. According to reports, the soon-to-be Yankee flew into Tampa last night for his pending physical. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman then came through and confirmed the deal was done and Stanton would be a Yankee next season.
sources: yankees and marlins have a deal for giancarlo stanton
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 9, 2017
It was reported yesterday that Giancarlo Stanton wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause for the San Francisco Giants, who were thought to be the favorites to land the home-run leader last season. That opened up an opportunity for the Yankees who were waiting in the background to land Stanton.
Starlin Castro is confirmed as the headliner for the deal (by Joel Sherman as well), but for now, there are no other names being thrown around. The Marlins just recently traded their second baseman Dee Gordon to the Seattle Mariners, so Castro was an easy pick for the fish. The deal will reportedly not have any ‘top-prospects’ in the deal, but it should be known that the Yankees farm system is so deep so that report shouldn’t hold much weight.
Source: Stanton from #Marlins to #Yankees is “virtually done.” Close to finish line. Hear #Marlins will get at least Starlin Castro plus good but not top prospects if completed. Again physical review can still be part of this so nothing final, but close.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 9, 2017