Lots of weird stuff is happening in the Major Leagues this afternoon and while most of it doesn’t affect the Yankees, it’s still news that’s heating up the Hot Stove.
Russell Martin: The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 Million contract. This affects the Yankees for one reason: they have to see Martin 19 games a season for the next five years when the Yankees and Blue Jays clash.
Jason Heyward & Shelby Miller: The Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed on a trade, sending Jason Heyward to the Cardinals and Shelby Miller to the Braves. The Cardinals needed a right fielder and the Braves needed arms, so in the end it was a good deal for the both of them.
Giancarlo Stanton: The Miami Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton have reportedly agreed on a 13-year, $325 Million contract with an opt out clause after the fifth season. Stanton’s contract will surpass Alex Rodriguez‘s contract as the largest contract in baseball history. It’s good the Marlins locked up one of their star players–maybe they feel with Stanton’s help they could potentially reach the postseason.