Saturday, December 9, 2017
It was too good to pass up.
The Yankees have taken advantage of a desperate Derek Jeter-led Marlins franchise, acquiring slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
The two teams have a deal in place, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweeted Saturday.
The deal bolsters an already formidable lineup, with Stanton set to join Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez in the heart of the Yankees’ batting order. The trio hit a combined 144 home runs in 2017.
It’s a serious coup for the Yankees, who reportedly weren’t that interested until Stanton used his no-trade clause to limit the Marlins’ trade options, effectively backing a cash-strapped ownership group into a proverbial corner.
We’ll have to see the particulars of who was traded and how the $$$ shake out but this is a F—-ing A trade.