The Cardinals and the Giants are rumored to be the two closest teams to land Giancarlo Stanton…but wait…
Now told Stanton will approve :
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) December 8, 2017
While all the attention is on the Giants and Cardinals….the Dodgers and Yankees remain kicking the tires on Giancarlo Stanton with a chance according to a source involved in the process
— Jim Bowden🌟🎤 (@Jim_BowdenSXM) December 8, 2017
Stanton still has 10 years left on his contract worth $295 million not including a club option in 2028. He can opt-out after 2020. The 28-year-old is coming off a season where he hit .281/.376/.631 (almost as good as Judge’s .284/.422/.627 line).
An outfield with Stanton and Aaron Judge would be legendary. Even if Stanton wasn’t MVP caliber throughout the entirety of the 10-year contract, the Yankees would probably get at least 5-6 years where they had two outfielders capable of hitting 120 home runs between them.
Of course, the Yankees goal this offseason is to get the payroll more in line with how it was in 2004, 14 years ago.