Here’s why Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees works

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While roughly 90 percent of Yankees fans are stoked about Giancarlo Stanton coming to the Yankees, there’s the cynical 10 percent that just don’t get it.

Following the Earth-shattering trade of Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins to the Yankees, I have one thing to say to the naysayers of this once-in-a-lifetime type deal.

Should the Yankees win even one World Series Championship, from now until Stanton’s contract runs out in 2028, then it was worth it.

If you don’t believe my logic, as one person on Twitter recently questioned; then winning it all in 2009 means nothing to you.

Without trading for Alex Rodriguez in 2004, and signing Mark Teixeira in the winter of 2008, the organization doesn’t win championship No. 27. So saying these were poor deals, almost 10 years later, is ridiculous. I guarantee you didn’t feel that way the night we beat the Phillies.

I’m well aware Stanton can opt-out of his massive contract in three-years time (not going to happen, BTW), but even if the organization had failed to pull off this coup, Hal Steinbrenner and the board would still expect a championship between now and then.

As first reported by Joel Sherman, the Yankees will send second baseman Starlin Castro, 21-year-old right-handed pitcher Jorge Guzman and 18-year-old shortstop Jose Devers to the Marlins for Stanton and $30 million cash.

The Yankees will be on the hook for the remaining $265 million, due to Stanton through 2028. Beginning in 2021, Stanton has an opt-out at the conclusion of each season.

The reason this deal came to fruition is that the Bombers were willing to take on more of Stanton’s guaranteed salary than any other interested club. While this fact has a lot to do with the Yankees not having to surrender any of their uber-prospects, Gary Denbo, the Marlins new vice president of scouting and player development, knows what he’s getting in Guzman and Devers.

So before you or a friend scream that this deal was an act of grand larceny, or that Derek Jeter and his former club colluded to bring Stanton to the Bronx, take a deep breath and continue reading.