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Yankees are now in play for Giancarlo Stanton

Rob Bradford
December 08, 2017 - 9:13 am

The Red Sox nightmare scenario has been officially presented.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Giancarlo Stanton has presented the Marlins with four teams he would accept a trade to -- the Dodgers, Cubs, Astros and (wait for it) the Yankees. Craig Mish of Sirius XM was first to report the list. It isn't known where Stanton stands on potentially agreeing to deals to St. Louis or San Francisco, the two teams known have formally made proposals for a trade with Miami.

One major league source told WEEI.com it was the belief throughout the industry that Stanton was clinging to the idea of playing for the Dodgers, whether it's this season or 2019. But the willingness to join New York obviously adds a whole new layer to the drama.

Not only is Marlins owner, and former Yankee, Derek Jeter calling the shots for his new club, but former player development boss for the Yankees, Gary Denbo, is also now with the Marlins. As some have pointed out, Denbo would be very familiar with the prospects New York might be offering in a potential deal.

If you add up the home runs hit by Stanton (59),  along with current Yankees Aaron Judge (52) and Gary Sanchez (33), it would just 24 shy of the total hit by the entire Red Sox team in 2017.

The Red Sox have been out of the Stanton chase for some time, not viewing the price tag something they were willing to commit to.

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