Since Derek Jeter and his group purchased the Miami Marlins for roughly $1.2 billion, Giancarlo Stanton has wanted out. Though he has an opt-out clause for 2020, Miami doesn't want to chance it. It is worth noting that Stanton is 28 years old. Nearly all of them have revolved around the Giants, Cardinals, and Dodgers and the likelihood of each team acquiring the Miami slugger.
Should the Giants sign Ohtani, Evans said that they'd enable him to pitch as well as play the outfield. Given that the Marlins are heavily focused on offloading his contract, the second part of that formulation - i.e., luring Stanton himself - is perhaps the more challenging of the two.
Schulman believes that the Giants may have an answer on Stanton, and the fate of Japanese sensation Shohei Otani, who put the Giants on his shortlist of teams, before next Monday.
It works out that there is mutual interest and the Giants are willing to take on the rest of his contract. He is hearing that the Giants would send Tyler Beede, Heliot Ramos, Chris Shaw, and Christian Arroyo.
Stanton is due to make $25 million in 2018 after he led the majors with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs this season. "In terms of our deal it just has a number of contingencies, one of course that's paramount is relative to his full no trade and that's a decision that really comes from him".
However, the Giants' need to improve in multiple areas, including center field, third base and the bullpen after enduring a last-place finish in the NL West, has prompted them to weigh possibilities besides Stanton and Ohtani.