Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Andy Cohen Gives His Giancarlo Stanton-to-the-Cardinals Pitch

Andy Cohen Gives His Giancarlo Stanton-to-the-Cardinals Pitch

Stanton would necessarily make any team better, but the Dodgers don't have to have him in order to be the favorites in the NL West. It only makes sense that he'd want to go to a victor.

According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, General Manager Bobby Evans has confirmed that the Giants have come to terms on a trade for Giancarlo Stanton.

MLB Network's Jon Morosi previously reported the Marlins would accept a deal of Beede, Shaw and Joe Panik if the Giants committed to paying at least $250 million of the $295 million remaining on Stanton's contract. Or one of the two trying to sort out a trade for Giancarlo Stanton? The Giants are among seven teams Ohtani is considering signing with. He wants out of Miami because he doesn't feel they will be winning the World Series anytime soon.

On the Dodgers' side of things, they've been over the luxury-tax threshold for five years running. That's especially the case now that the punishments are even more costly under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. He also added that they view the Dodgers, not the Cardinals, as their biggest threat! The upshot is that taking on a contract like Stanton's would make it hard for them to get under the threshold. When asked specifically about absorbing the majority of that contract, Evans didn't address it.

Evans said Stanton was thoughtful in the meeting about not comparing the Giants to other teams in pursuit - believed to be the Cardinals and perhaps the Dodgers. That's perhaps why the Dodger front office is "slow playing" this to an extent. If Stanton doesn't want San Francisco, they have other fish they need to fry, because standing pat with the worst power-hitting team in the game isn't going to play well. And beyond all that.

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