Source: Stanton from #Marlins to #Yankees is “virtually done.” Close to finish line. Hear #Marlins will get at least Starlin Castro plus good but not top prospects if completed. Again physical review can still be part of this so nothing final, but close.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 9, 2017
sources: yankees and marlins have a deal for giancarlo stanton
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 9, 2017
According to Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports, the Marlins and Yankees have agreed on a deal that will send the 2017 National League MVP to New York. Friday evening there were reports the two sides were moving toward a trade. The full details are unknown but the Marlins are expected to receive Starlin Castro and prospects. Neither the Yankees or Marlins have confirmed the deal.
Stanton is 3 years into a behemoth contract, 13-years, $325 million, which is the largest in MLB history. The contract included a no-trade clause, which Stanton exercised to block deals to the Giants and Cardinals.
Despite being fresh off a MVP, 59 dinger season and hitting .281/.376/.631(165 OPS+) ,the Marlins have been looking to move Stanton, in a clear cost cutting move, as the new ownership group, fronted by Derek Jeter, is seeking to get the teams debt under control. Earlier this week, the team traded Dee Bolton to the Mariners, and it seems that other cost-cutting moves are to follow.