The New York Yankees are about to pull off the biggest cheapest trade of the last decade or maybe ever in the history of Major League Baseball, as they are set to acquire Giancarlo Stanton in a deal with the Miami Marlins.
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees will be getting Stanton and $265 million from his contract for Starlin Castro and prospects Jorge Guzman and José Devers.
The trade is so good for the Yankees that they get the NL MVP in 2017 and could still be below the LUXURY TAX in 2018, which is very important to the team as they will look to make this lineup even scarier by signing a free agent next winter. Players like Manny Machado, Josh Donaldson, Clayton Kershaw, David Price and Bryce Harper could all be available.
The Yankees will be adding only around $15 million of Stanton's $25 million for 2018 and $26 million for 2019, thanks to the Marlins taking in Castro in the deal who was owed $10 million next year and $11 million in 2019.
That could even go down more with the Marlins keeping $30 million of Stanton's $295 million for the next 10 years, but it will depend on if he doesn't opt out in three years informed Sherman.
The prospects the Yankees are sending to Miami are not even close to being their very best, as the "Bombers" get to keep Gleyber Torres, Chance Adams, Estevan Florial, Miguel Andujar, Justus Sheffield, Domingo Acevedo, or Albert Abreu.
Guzman is the #9 prospect in the Yankees farm system and Devers in not even in the TOP 30, according to MLB pipeline.
Both Dominican prospects, Guzman is a 21-year-old right-handed pitcher that was traded to the Yankees in the Brian McCann trade to the Astros. He had a record of 5-3 with a 2.30 ERA in Class A ball in 2017.
Devers, cousin to Red Sox third-basemen Rafael Devers, did not have a great pro year at 17 years old, as he only hit for .245.
Talk about getting an MVP on the cheap.
Sherman goes on to explain that the Dodgers were Stanton's prefered team, but the team from L.A. wanted to off-load too many bad contracts in the trade. Which didn't help the Marlins at all.
Ultimately, the Marlins are paying for not handling the situation in the correct manner as they didn't get Stanton's approved teams list before they started the process.
#Marlins did not handle this ideally, failure to get Stanton wish list upfront, still by moving him and Gordon they have excise about $300M in future pay, which to stabilize franchise is more important to them than prospects back. I'm sure their fans will feel differently— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) 9 de diciembre de 2017