In an era of corporate greed and massive wealth inequality, the sports franchise that has historically epitomized this brand of business might be on their way to ushering in a new wave of terror.
This afternoon, Giancarlo Stanton announced that he will not be waiving his no trade clause to approve a trade to either the Cardinals or the Giants. If you believe the rumors, he’s not going to the Cardinals because he never wanted to play in St. Louis, and he’s not going to the Giants because they absolutely stink now (They lost 98 games last year and have the worst record in all of baseball since the 2016 All Star Break). For what it’s worth, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the news of Stanton rejecting a trade to San Francisco came right after Shohei Ohtani announced he was going to the Angels. If the Giants won that sweepstakes, I think it’s very possible they get both players.
Anyway, this now leaves the Marlins in a box. They’re not happy with Stanton because he rejected their two best offers, and he’s not happy with them because the trade news leaked out in pubic and now he looks like the bad guy for rejecting them. In other words, the Miami front office is going back to the drawing board to see if they can work out a deal with one of the teams not on Stanton’s no trade list, and unfortunately, one of them is the Yankees.
#Yankees in play for Stanton, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2017
Sources: Yankees making progress on a trade for Giancarlo Stanton. One source cautioned nothing done. Another was confident it’s moving toward that. Either way, momentum for Stanton to Yankees is significant.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 9, 2017
This is not the news Blue Jay fans or anybody else in the AL East wanted to hear. We’re now left with an inexperienced front office office in Miami who has burned their relationship with the greatest power hitter of this generation. They hold no leverage, the Yankees are involved, and oh by the way the man responsible for possibly giving New York a sweetheart deal here is Derek Jeter. I want to vomit.
Stanton and Judge back to back in the same line up? ... for YEARS!?!?! Please no. The Red Sox better be on the phones right now making themselves useful by at least trying to drive up the price.