Stanton has been stuck on a losing team for his entire career.
As the San Francisco Giants continue waiting for Giancarlo Stanton to decide if he will waive his no-trade clause, details of their trade offer to the Miami Marlins have reportedly been made public. It only makes sense that he'd want to go to a victor.
It was reported Sunday that the Miami Marlins have agreed to the framework on deals that will deal NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton to the San Francisco Giants, or the St. Louis Cardinals. By telling Stanton that if he rejects a trade, he's going to be part of a long, messy rebuilding process.
The Giants remain in the hunt for Shohei Ohtani though since a contract for the Japanese star will only be the league minimum it is possible they could acquire both players. The Giants are among seven teams Ohtani is considering signing with. Yes, Stanton has an opt-out after the 2020 season, but the likely outcome is that he plays out his current deal. All of that is a real impediment, even for a team with coffers as deep as the Dodgers'. He also added that they view the Dodgers, not the Cardinals, as their biggest threat! They'll need to trade Stanton to achieve that, as his contract runs through the 2028 season. However, for a team with a below-market TV contract, no ballpark naming-rights deal, and major troubles selling tickets, the best path to cutting costs is first and foremost trading Stanton.
St. Louis infielder Kolten Wong used self-deprecation in his appeal. However, if Craig Mish's report is true, then the Giants are taking on nearly all of Stanton's contract and sending over their top four prospects. And beyond all that.