Giancarlo Stanton adds New York Yankees to his trade list

MIAMI, FL - JULY 10: Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 10: Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Giancarlo Stanton has come out with a list of four teams he’d accept a trade to and the New York Yankees are on it. Could the Yankees pair Stanton with Aaron Judge in the Bronx?

2017 National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton has announced the four teams he’s willing to waive his no-trade clause for. Unsurprisingly, they’re all contenders and they are the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, and New York Yankees.

The New York Yankees, believe it or not, have an excellent chance of landing the slugger with one of the deepest farm systems and valuable pieces on the major league roster that may be attractive to Derek Jeter and the Marlins brass.

A package of Clint Frazier, Domingo Acevedo, and Starlin Castro could possibly get the deal done for the MVP, pairing him up with AL MVP runner-up Aaron Judge who also belted over 50 home runs with 52 in the regular season.

A Yankees lineup with Brett Gardner, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Greg Bird could wreak havoc on the majors for the next five to ten years. Not to mention the potential call-up of major league baseball’s No. 1 prospect Gleyber Torres and a possible free agent signing of Manny Machado in 2018.

After losing out on Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani, the Yankees could look to redeem themselves and make a big splash that will cause them to be labeled the “Evil Empire” once again.

Stanton has made it very clear that he doesn’t want to lose anymore so it’s no surprise that his list consists of four teams that are bound for World Series contention without him and league dominance with him.

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Adding Stanton to the Yankees literally eliminates any weaknesses in their lineup. Newly anointed manager Aaron Boone would have the luxury of using the designated hitter position as a fill-in for any of his star hitters to “take the day off” and swing for the fences as they take a break from playing the field.

The only thing that may hinder the Yankees from pursuing the 28-year-old star is his gargantuan contract that ex-Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria gave to Stanton that totals $295 million over the next ten years with an opt-out clause in 2020.

Stanton’s injury history and the contract may cause the Yankees to question going all in on having possibly one of the greatest outfields in major league history. However, with the DH position saving Stanton from some wear and tear, he instantly provides a tremendous upgrade over Todd Frazier, Chase Headley, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Matt Holliday.

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If Derek Jeter could give his beloved Yankees a sweet offer that includes the Marlins taking anywhere around 50% of the remaining money owed to Stanton, there’s no reason why the Yankees shouldn’t go all in with their pursuit of a 28th World Series title.