San Francisco Giants and Marlins in agreement on Stanton trade framework
The San Francisco Giants and Giancarlo Stanton rumors continue to come hot heavy. Here is all the latest:
The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are reportedly in agreement on the framework of a deal according to a Jon Morosi on Sunday afternoon.
Of course those terms of the deal are obviously not known to the public. However, from what most have heard, it’s still fair to speculate on what those terms would’ve been.
According to the Morosi tweet, the Cardinals have also had the framework of their potential deal agreed to.
Morosi’s report confirms what Henry Schulman was thinking yesterday, that the conversations were far more advanced when it was reported that Stanton himself was at the meetings in Los Angeles this weekend. He also clarified in later tweets:
On top of that, Craig Mish has added multiple reports in a string of tweets this afternoon. One is that the Red Sox are out of the picture. This should’ve been obvious over the last few days, as the conversations were strictly surrounding the Giants, Dodgers, and Cardinals.
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The next of the Mish reports is that the Cardinals have reportedly offered a deal centered around pitching prospect, Sandy Alcantara, along with offering more money than the Giants.
Sandy Alcantara is their ninth best prospect according to MLB Pipeline, weirdly enough with numbers no better than Tyler Beede. In double-a Springfield this season, Alcantara went 7-5 with a 4.31 ERA. In 125 innings, he posted only 106 strikeouts, and 54 walks. His whip of 1.43 combined with an opponents batting average of .262 wasn’t all too impressive. Alacantara’s fastball is pretty electric, and has decent secondary offerings.
His control though has let him down a little too much, and his inability to strike people out isn’t much. Frankly, he’s Beede with a hard fastball. So if that’s the headline of their package, the Giants clearly aren’t going to have a worse prospect package than what the Cardinals offered. The interesting thing is the money.
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While there were rumors that the Giants could take on the whole contract, getting outbid money wise by the Cardinals is actually a bit surprising. But ultimately it doesn’t matter how good the bid is. The Giants have had their offer already accepted and cleared by the Marlins. That’s why they met with Stanton and his team. So frankly, who cares if they got outbid in terms of money? It’s all in Stanton’s hands at this point.
The Marlins and Giants are in agreement. If Stanton OK’s the deal with the Giants, what the Cardinals put forth in their offer truly doesn’t matter one bit. The control of this trade doesn’t lie with the Marlins, where what the teams offer would’ve mattered. It lies with Stanton. If the Giants deal is done with the Marlins and they’re waiting on a Stanton stamp of approval than that’s all that matters.