The San Francisco Giants are going to be unable to acquire Giancarlo Stanton. Bobby Evans fails to get a rose, yet again.
San Francisco Giants fans who have been entirely pessimistic throughout the whole Giancarlo Stanton saga can now have their “I told you so moment.” Congrats on being right, and good luck enjoying your win. It’s likely going to be one of the few you’ll experience through the rest of the year.
Giancarlo Stanton has refused to waive his no-trade clause to the San Francisco Giants. The Club released a statement with the following tweet:
What’s even worse is that it’s not over. He could very well end up with the Dodgers. If he does, then Giants fans have every right to let the boo-birds fly when he visits AT&T Park in 2018.
But for now, we have to let him do what he wants. Sadly for the Marlins, they want to get rid of him more than he wants to leave. They won’t have a very willing trade suitor in any of the four teams Stanton has been rumored to want. But that’s on them.
As many have mentioned, the Marlins are at fault for how most of this has dragged out. So for the San Francisco Giants, it’s now on to the next thing. We’ve mulled extensively this offseason about what could be their backup for a Stanton deal falling through, so I’ll leave you with a few links, and then my own thoughts.
Here is our latest quick article on a few backup plans for the Giants. You can also search through our many profiles of players who could be available, and fit the Giants (many) needs this offseason in the search bar on our home-page.
As for my thoughts, the San Francisco Giants are simply in need of a re-tool. There are good core pieces here and there, but they can no longer add long-term vet contracts. If they do that, their window continues to close thanks to the age concern that comes in tow with many of the top free agents available.
While adding one older name (29+) or two through free agency wouldn’t hurt, the Giants need to start getting younger at a lot of spots, especially the outfield. If they can do that, they might be ok. This next week will shape the future for the Giants, so it’s going to be necessary for them to pull off all the right deals.