If New York Yankees fans were worried about Giancarlo Stanton opting out in 2020 they can rest easy now, as the slugger's agent made it clear the "Home Run King" plans to stay with the team until 2027 after being traded from the Miami Marlins to the Bronx.
According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Stanton's agent Joel Wolfe told several reporters that "he has no desire to opt out".
Agent Joel Wolfe on Giancarlo Stanton’s opt-out clause following the 2020 season: “He has no desire to opt out.” Sounds like the plan is for him to be a Yankee through 2027.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) 11 de diciembre de 2017
Stanton who has a $295 million dollar contract for the next 10 years, also has a clause in 2020 that could allow him to opt out.
Most analysts have mentioned they believe that if Stanton has three great seasons at the beginning of his career in New York, he could opt out and sign elsewhere for more money.
Something many teams were afraid of when negotiating for the slugger and fans of the slugger were probably worried about it as well.
If Stanton stays the full 10 years he would cost the Yankees an average of 26.5 million a year, which could look like an absolute bargain for an MVP after Bryce Harper and Manny Machado sign new deals in free agency in 2019.
As they are predicted to sign for $40 million a year or close to that number.
Stanton seemed pretty happy during his introduction as a Yankee and his words made it clear he was looking to win as he said it didn't matter where he played as long they were the best team in all of baseball.
Here is what he said during the press conference: