• Giancarlo Stanton

    Posted by on December 9th, 2017 · Comments (20)

    Holy Crap. (More to come as the news gets more clear.)

    Comments on Giancarlo Stanton

    1. December 9th, 2017 | 10:08 am

      Clint Frazier is probably not too thrilled.

      Judge, Stanton, Gardner, Hicks and Ellsbury…

    2. Greg H.
      December 9th, 2017 | 11:33 am

      Holy crap is right. Expect a busy off season if this deal gets done. They still need to reset the tax bill.

    3. KPOcala
      December 9th, 2017 | 11:50 am

      Gotta lay off the grappa, nothing that I read seems to make sense……. Most power in 3 or 4 players since the 1930’s….

    4. KPOcala
      December 9th, 2017 | 11:51 am

      @ Steve L.:
      Come on Steve, a tip of the hat to Cash….

    5. Greg H.
      December 9th, 2017 | 12:02 pm

      Word is that after next year, Stanton’s contract will seem like a bargain.

    6. Evan3457
      December 9th, 2017 | 1:41 pm

      Greg H. wrote:

      Word is that after next year, Stanton’s contract will seem like a bargain.

      Well, Harper would’ve be two years younger, so they would’ve gotten two more prime seasons by signing him. And he’s a left-hand power hitter, which this team needs to balance out the lineup. But he might have cost 60-100% more.

      Rumors swirling around Jorge Guzman as one of the not “top prospects” the Marlins are getting. Guzman is a long long way from the majors, but he did throw the hardest fastball in the minors last year, on average: 99. He’s a likely closer if he doesn’t make it as a starter. Assuming his arm stays attached.

      On the other hand, with Denbo doing the selecting, given the depth of prospects in the Yankees system currently, there’s almost no way to avoid the Marlins getting good prospects with a good chance of having an impact at the major league level.

    7. Evan3457
      December 9th, 2017 | 1:46 pm

      Greg H. wrote:

      Holy crap is right. Expect a busy off season if this deal gets done. They still need to reset the tax bill.

      Supposedly Castro going in the deal. He’s due to make almost $11 million. Added to Holliday leaving, those two almost cover Stanton’s salary, and they still have A-Rod’s contract coming off the books, plus, if they re-sign CC, it’ll be for about $10 million less than he was making, possibly more than that. That’s $30 million is payroll reduction between the two of them.

      Assuming Torreyes/Wade can handle 2nd base until Gleyber arrives.

    8. Greg H.
      December 9th, 2017 | 1:48 pm

      Word is 2 prospects, plus $35M plus Castro. They’ll be good prospects but no way any two would dramatically affect the system.

      Think Didi will get a few pitches to hit this year?

    9. Greg H.
      December 9th, 2017 | 1:52 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      Still think they try to unload Headley & Ellsbury, both are redundant.

    10. JeremyM
      December 9th, 2017 | 3:08 pm

      If they trade Headley, who plays third?

    11. Greg H.
      December 9th, 2017 | 3:19 pm

      Andujar

    12. Evan3457
      December 9th, 2017 | 3:59 pm

      Greg H. wrote:

      Andujar

      Andujar/Wade/Torreyes after Torres takes over at 2nd?

    13. December 10th, 2017 | 10:02 am

      Thinking about it some more…
      Obviously, the Yankees have soured on Frazier. If he had the “legendary bat speed” that Cashman has always touted, then you don’t make this deal. Stanton is a MVP player. But, there’s still a ton of salary there and commitment.

      Here’s a thought: What if Stanton is hurt all the time, barely bats .260, and only touches 30 HRs…and Judge is a monster. At some point, is Judge going to say “I want a lot more money than he’s making!” (Personally, I feel that Judge’s hitting mechanics are SO MUCH BETTER than Stanton’s swing, BTW.)

      Staying on Judge doing well…and keeps the attitude that he had last year, and if Stanton turns into a Diva, are we looking at A-Rod/Jeter all over again where sides are drawn between the homegrown good guy and the fancy pants import?

      Lastly, has anyone seen Stanton with his shirt off? That’s not all Flintstone chewables. Granted, he is probably like the rest of them – ahead of the testing curve. But, New York is not Miami. At some point, someone will want to make their bones by busting him. If that happens, is that a good thing for the Yankees?

      I have no issues with what the Yankees gave up. I was never a Castro fan and I think the Yankees have options to replace him.

      I do think this is great news for Greg Bird. The Yankees are very right handed now and I don’t think teams will save lefties for them like has happened in the past.

      On the bad side, and this could be major, it’s not good news that you now have Gardner, Hicks, Stanton and Judge because one of them will be DHing all the time. And, in a perfect world, Sanchez should be DHing 60-80 games a season. Now, you’re going to have Gary behind the plate for 130 games a season. It’s going to be PB/WP city in the Bronx again in 2018.

    14. Raf
      December 10th, 2017 | 12:05 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      Legendary bat speed or no, if you have a chance to acquire a player the caliber of Stanton, you take it.

      Especially at such a discount.

    15. December 10th, 2017 | 2:52 pm

      Call me crazy, but, I would rather have a guy who bats .280 with 20 HR and 20 SB and 80 RBI at the league minimum than have a guy who hits 60 HRs at 25 million a year.

    16. Greg H.
      December 10th, 2017 | 3:11 pm

      Ok Steve, you’re crazy. 🙂

      This lineup is going to be insane to watch hit.

      Hope for a healthy Stanton, who opts out of the contract. Then it’s absolutely the steal of the century.

    17. rankdog
      December 10th, 2017 | 4:41 pm

      I come here to read the cynical view point on this and I am not at all disappointed. ARod and steroid comparisons even included. Spectacular.

    18. Raf
      December 11th, 2017 | 10:45 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Call me crazy, but, I would rather have a guy who bats .280 with 20 HR and 20 SB and 80 RBI at the league minimum than have a guy who hits 60 HRs at 25 million a year.

      And a guy who eats Kit Kats like a normal person 😛

      https://deadspin.com/giancarlo-stanton-eats-kit-kats-like-a-monster-1708274344

      😀

    19. redbug
      December 12th, 2017 | 12:27 pm

      Looks like Tony Pena is out of a job. I’m not liking that.

      According to the NY Daily News, “Aaron Boone confirmed that his coaching staff will include bench coach Josh Bard, third-base coach Phil Nevin and first-base coach Reggie Willits. Larry Rothschild, who has managerial experience, will return as pitching coach. Boone is still finalizing the rest of his staff, though he said it will include a Spanish speaker.”

    20. redbug
      December 12th, 2017 | 12:50 pm

      Ken Rosenthal says the Yankees are getting up-and-down outfielder Jabari Blash and clearing Headley’s entire $13M salary, so yes, it’s a straight salary dump.

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