According to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports, the Yankees and Marlins have agreed on the “principals” of a deal for Giancarlo Stanton. NY Post columnist and MLB Network’s Joel Sherman cited a source saying second baseman Starlin Castro was one of the players going back to the Marlins along with “good but not top prospects.”
Stanton would still have to waive his no trade clause and pass a physical.
The reigning National League Most Valuable Player hit 59 home runs with 132 RBI’s last season to lead Major League Baseball in both categories. He joins Aaron Judge, who hit 52 home runs to lead the American League, in a lineup that also features slugging catcher Gary Sanchez who smacked 33 homers.
Stanton is owed $295 million dollars over the next ten years but his contract has an opt-out after the 2020 season.