According to a Craig Mish, the names in a proposed deal from the San Francisco Giants for Giancarlo Stanton have been revealed.
To be clear, the tweet doesn’t say this was the proposal, just these were the names discussed.
In all honesty, that deal makes a lot of sense though, and is probably the best deal the Giants can give the Marlins without giving up Heliot Ramos.
Shaw and Beede are ranked as the second and third best prospects in the Giants system by MLB.com.
Both played in the Arizona Fall League this year, although Shaw left early due to an injury. After a terrible 2017 season, Beede bounced back late in the AFL.
Panik still has at least three years of control, so he could possibly be part of the future for the Marlins. Either way, it gives them a proven major league player at second base for the next several years at a cheap price.
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However, taking on Stanton and Gordon would put the Giants near the tax threshold for 2018. Unless they move some other contracts, or the Marlins eat some of Stanton’s, which would likely be the case in any deal for Stanton.
That wouldn’t leave them much room to make any other upgrades this offseason. Not to mention they would lose two of their best trade chips in Shaw and Beede.
I have been vocal from the beginning that I am not in favor of a trade for Stanton. There are a lot of holes to fill on this team, and Stanton doesn’t fill all of them.
I’d rather the Giants use that money to make several upgrades instead of just one — no matter how big.
I’m not at all concerned with losing Shaw or Beede, but I’d rather use them in separate deals to maximize our upgrades.
However, if the Giants really want to make a Stanton deal happen, I think the names suggested here are the best we can do.