YanksGoYard Alert: Yankees about to land Giancarlo Stanton

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 22: Giancarlo Stanton
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 22: Giancarlo Stanton /

The Yankees reportedly have a deal in place for Marlins right fielder and reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton.

The Yankees are reportedly finalizing a deal to bring four-time All-Star Giancarlo Stanton to the Bronx. While intriguing, the signing would raise as many questions as it would answer.

For instance, if the Yanks are bringing in a right fielder, what happens to their current one, Aaron Judge? Either he or Stanton will have to play out-of-place. Which is better suited?

And what about the remaining outfielders? Consider that they have four starters already, plus Clint Frazier ready for another tryout, and Estevan Florial, the budding star down in the minors.

If three’s a crowd, the Yankees outfield will become Grand Central.

And what about the luxury tax? Hal Steinbrenner has made it clear that he is deeply committed to getting under it. They have enough wiggle room to add Stanton’s contract. But would that preclude the team from signing a frontline pitcher, the real area of need?

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Hopefully, this means that Jacoby Ellsbury is on his way out-of-town. But it can’t mean the Yanks are taking on all of Stanton’s salary.

The guess is that the team is about to part with at least one blue-chip prospect and a handful of outstanding ones. That might really hurt for a guy with an opt-out in three years.

Right now, the talk is that Starlin Castro is on his way to the Marlins.

But those are all just words to make this article the required length. How to best deploy talent is the manager’s job, and the luxury tax Prince Hal’s to worry about.

My concern as an observer of the team is strictly wins and losses. And championship parades.

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Adding one of the premier hitters in the game, albeit oft-injured, can only help the team. Again, as long as it does not preclude Cashman from getting a pitcher.

The hot stove is hot again. And the Yankees are still the Yankees.