In return for Stanton, Miami received second baseman Starlin Castro, minor league right-handed pitcher Jorge Guzman and minor league infielder Jose Devers.
Yes, the Yankees have a number of highly touted hitters that give them the potential for a unsafe lineup, but truth is they haven't done anything yet. even with the addition of National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton.
Miami Marlins co-owner and CEO Derek Jeter spoke about the decision to trade Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees on Monday afternoon, noting there was nothing he would have done differently in the trade talks, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
He was an All-Star previous year, as was Castro for the Yankees. Some raised their eyebrows at Jeter, a Yankees great, sending one of the best players in baseball to the Yankees in a favorable deal for NY.
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Take the over on 44½ homers for Stanton.
Stanton has a no-trade clause in his record $325 million, 13-year contract and has indicated he will approve the trade, one of the people said.
"I was at Yankee Stadium", Boone said during a Monday appearance on SiriusXM MLB Network Radio. "I wanted us to go forward and advance with the pitching staff". Although he didn't show up at the Winter Meetings, it's something Jeter says he was never planning to do.
And then wait and see on those World Series odds.
It's been a bumpy beginning for the first-time executive, and it comes at a time when the Marlins not only don't seem close to ending their 14-year postseason draught, but seem to be going the other way.