How Long Should the San Francisco Giants Wait on Giancarlo Stanton?
By Jake Mastroianni
With all of the talk about Giancarlo Stanton preferring to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers, how long should the San Francisco Giants wait around for the slugger?
The start to this offseason has been extremely slow, mainly because everyone is waiting on Stanton, even though only a handful of teams are actually interested in him.
Among the teams that have shown the most interest are the Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.
A tweet from Jon Morosi on Monday suggested that the Dodgers might be Stanton’s preferred landing spot, and that the two sides have discussed the possibility.
Apparently he’s willing to wait this thing out until the Dodgers either make the move, or are ruled out of the discussions.
So should the Giants wait around for someone who would rather play for the Dodgers?
The answer is probably still, yes.
If the Giants plan to compete in 2018, and they do, then Stanton would have the biggest impact.
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But in the meantime, there are several other holes the Giants need to fill. And while everyone waits around on Stanton, they should be laying the groundwork for other moves, and back-up plans in case Stanton goes elsewhere.
In all honesty, I think we’ve made our best offer for Stanton. So at this point all we can do is wait and see what he wants to do.
So let’s not sit on our hands here, get to moving on fixing other areas of the team.
We still need to fill holes at third base, center field and in the bullpen.
Whether we get Stanton or not, those holes need to be filled by spring training.
Of course, as I’ve alluded to before, perhaps the Giants front office is all-in on Stanton, and if it doesn’t happen they wait till next offseason.
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But either way, I don’t think the Giants should wait around on Stanton. If we’ve made our best pitch, let’s start to move on and work on filling other holes on this team.