Published: Mon, December 11, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Yankees officially get Stanton from Marlins

Yankees officially get Stanton from Marlins

Get those pinstripes ready.

The Cardinals and Giants both targeted Stanton from the time that new Marlins ownership - led by former Yankees great Derek Jeter - made it known they wanted to move Stanton to help slash payroll. The Yankees will introduce Stanton at a press conference at 2:00 pm ET on Monday. Teams with the Marlins funds, or lack of them, shouldn't hand contracts like the one Stanton has, and then expect to trade him for dollar per dollar. The Bombers added the reigning NL MVP at the expense of veteran second baseman Starlin Castro, pitching prospect Jorge Guzman and young infielder Jose Devers.

The Marlins had deals with the Giants and Cardinals, who met with Stanton and his representatives in person, but those deals fell through when Stanton did not waive his no-trade clause.

The primary benefit of the trade for the Marlins is financial relief. From the Yankees perspective, it takes many back 14 years when they acquired another reigning MVP during the offseason, Alex Rodriguez. The 28-year-old outfielder, who hit.281 with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs this past season, will make $25 million in 2018 and has an opt-out clause he can exercise after the 2020 season.

For the Yankees, this means a fearsome home run tandem of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, without mentioning the other names in the lineup.

Throughout the Stanton trade saga, the Marlins dealt from a position of weakness.

Talks between the Yankees and Marlins picked up Friday after two more teams dropped out of the running for the superstar.

Stanton will join a lineup that features Judge, who was named AL Rookie of the Year after hitting 52 home runs, and Gary Sanchez, who belted 33.

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