The San Francisco Giants want Giancarlo Stanton so bad that they are willing to do the exact thing the Miami Marlins need to get the trade done.
According to Craig Mish on sports radio show The Morning After with Tim Mckernan, indicated that the Giants are willing to take on all of Giancarlo Stanton's $295 million dollars over 10 years.
From @CraigMish on @TMASTL re: #STLCards and #Stanton: I have been told the #SFGiants are willing to take on the entire contract, and that makes the Giants the favorites right now with the Cardinals in second place. I think the Giants are all-in until the end to get Stanton.— Tim McKernan (@tmckernan) 29 de noviembre de 2017
Mish explained that this new detail would make the Giants the "absolute favorites" in the Stanton sweepstakes and the Cardinals a now distant second.
Marlins really don't want to keep any of Stanton's contract and with the Giants already submitting a formal offer it might be soon that the 2017 NL MVP is wearing orange and black instead of the orange and blue.
A deal sending Joe Panik and top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw, and the Giants talking all the money in Stanton's deal is looking real good and will probably be a done deal soon.
The only detail now... Stanton has to agree to it.
Stanton has a Full-No-Trade clause and he could veto the trade, but the Giants do fall under two of his requirements:
- A team on one of the coasts
- A team built for playoffs.
Despite the Giants struggling in 2017, they are built to make a run at the playoffs with players like Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Johnny Cueto-
Stanton's heart seems to be set on the Dodgers, however, his childhood team, but most reports indicate the L.A. team is not willing to take on all of the slugger's contract.
With the Giants so invested in Stanton, you could see a late Dodgers push just to you know "stick it" to there rivals.
It has also been mentioned that the Giants would be interested in bringing on Dee Gordon as well in the trade, but it's unknown if its for the same package or something more.