Tom Verducci: Stanton goes to the Giants, despite the fact that he desires to go to the Dodgers. The concept he’ll stick with a rebuilding staff wherein he earns about 30 % of the payroll is just not interesting to somebody who has by no means seen the postseason. Ken Griffey wished to be traded to the Braves, however once they didn’t need him, he took a deal to the Reds. Justin Verlander wished to be traded to the Dodgers, Yankees or Cubs, however when these groups didn’t need him, he took a deal to the Astros. Typically you don’t get precisely what you need, however you get your self in a greater place.
Jay Jaffe: I do not suppose he will get traded earlier than the tip of the winter conferences, but when he does, it will likely be to the Giants. All through the trade, the idea is that the Dodgers are Stanton’s first selection, however they’ve but to pursue the 28-year-old Los Angeles-area native wholeheartedly. His remaining wage could also be an excessive amount of to suit into their already huge payroll except Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi can reprise their 2014 winter conferences whirlwind and clear payroll rapidly. Thus, the most certainly near-term Stanton deal is to the Giants; they have already got the framework in place and the transfer would at the least get the slugger again on the west coast. However Stanton is the one with the leverage, and if he desires to carry out for the Dodgers—maybe till subsequent summer time and even winter—in the end Derek Jeter and firm will capitulate and take what they’ll get.
Stephanie Apstein: Sure. They have been reportedly very near phrases with the Giants, and I believe that may occur.?
Jack Dickey: Yup, Stanton will probably be traded. Hell, he’s already been traded, to judge by the words from Giants general manager Bobby Evans on Wednesday. He simply hasn’t waived his no-trade clause. Solely Stanton is aware of what he desires, however each San Francisco and St. Louis current extra interesting baseball alternatives than the tanking Marlins. (How do we all know they’re tanking? They’re buying and selling Giancarlo Stanton!) My guess is the Giants get it completed.
Jon Tayler: He shouldn’t be—please, Derek Jeter, flip away from this insanity—however he will probably be, as a result of the Marlins are hell-bent on embracing their south Florida con artist future. However I don’t suppose both of the 2 reported frontrunners, the Giants and Cardinals, is bringing dwelling the hulking slugger. As a substitute, I guess Stanton, although his no-trade clause, will finally drive a deal to his hometown Dodgers, who’ve the payroll wherewithal to accommodate the NL MVP.?
?Gabriel Baumgaertner: Rely me as one of many loopy few who doesn’t suppose Stanton goes anyplace. By buying and selling Dee Gordon to the Mariners, the Marlins are eager on stripping the staff to items, however that does not change the truth that Stanton retains a full no-trade clause. As a substitute, I believe Stanton waits and is traded subsequent season, when a determined staff on the cusp of playoff rivalry will promote its farm system to accumulate the slugger. If he’s traded, he’d be good to choose St. Louis as an alternative of San Francisco, the place his energy will probably be decimated by the spacious AT&T Park and foggy San Francisco nights.
?Connor Grossman: Stanton will find yourself waiving his no-trade clause to play in San Francisco. It’s well-known at this level that his first selection is the Dodgers, however LA doesn’t appear hell-bent on getting a deal collectively this offseason to tackle his monstrous contract.
Stanton’s want to get out of Miami will finally drive him to decide this offseason, and the Giants appear to align with extra of his reported preferences than the Cardinals. It’ll be San Francisco’s most vital acquisition since yanking Barry Bonds from Pittsburgh in December 1992.