Marlins trade Giancarlo Stanton to Yankees
We all knew it was inevitable. As soon as Derek Jeter was going to be in control of a franchise in debt and on a mission to slash payroll, we all knew that Giancarlo Stanton was going to be on the move.
The rest of the baseball world got a treat on Saturday to the news of the New Yankees acquiring the National League MVP in a trade for infielder Starlin Castro and two prospects. Stanton and AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge were the only two hitters to smash over 50 home runs this season and will be Gotham City’s latest dynamic duo.
The Marlins will likely move Castro’s contract for a prospect or two so what they got from the Yankees is the organization’s No. 5 pitching prospect in Jorge Guzman and shortstop Jose Devers, who is the cousin of Boston Red Sox rookie third baseman Rafael Devers.
Guzman has already topped 103 mph in the minor leagues and has posted a 2.30 ERA with 88 strikeouts in 66.2 innings in 13 starts the short season single-A Staten Island Yankees. Focusing on his mechanics during extended spring training helped lead to that stat line. He was originally a Houston Astros prospect but was acquired in last year’s Brian McCann trade.
There seems to be a building trend with the trades that are being made by the Marlins this past week. The prospects that they are adding to their farm system that is laking of big league potential are still a couple years away from sniffing the majors. None of the five prospects that the Marlins brought in have spent a full season in Double-A. This gives the Marlins time to fix their finances and be ready to spend in the later years once the prospects develop in a similar manner to Houston.
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