Yankees: 4 Potential Giancarlo Stanton Trade Destinations

Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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David Dahl, Ian Desmond, and Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
David Dahl, Ian Desmond, and Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Colorado Rockies

Current OF depth:

Ian Desmond* (34) – Career WAR: 15.5 in 1,478 G (FA: 2023)

Charlie Blackmon (34) – Career WAR: 17.1 in 1,050 G (FA: 2024)

David Dahl (26) – Career WAR: 2.0 in 240 G (FA: 2024)

Raimel Tapia (26) – Career WAR: -1.5 in 255 G (FA: 2024)

Sam Hilliard (26) – Career WAR: 0.6 in 27 G (FA: 2026)

*  – Indicates elected not to play 2020 season.

This is the dream scenario for any power hitter.

Among stadiums in which Stanton has at least 90 plate appearances, his slugging percentage is highest at Coors Field. Of the 26 hits he’s had in Colorado, 10 are HR and nine are doubles, giving him a whopping .714 SLG%.

Statistically, almost everyone’s stats are inflated in Colorado. Nonetheless, it would be quite the summer spectacle to see Stanton play half his games in that stadium. If you project Stanton’s numbers to a half-season at Coors Field, he’d have 35 HR.

The Rockies still have a formidable outfield as it stands, but Desmond has elected not to play this season and will be 35 next year, while Blackmon just recently turned 34. Beyond those two, Dahl was able to put together a solid 2019, but Tapia and Hilliard are largely unproven.

Adding Stanton to the middle of a lineup that already has Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado would give opposing pitchers nightmares on a nightly basis.

Why would the Rockies do it? Although Arenado signed on to don the purple and black for another eight years, he openly expressed his dismay with the organization prior to that when trade rumors were swirling. If they want to keep their superstar happy, they ought to get him some help, and Stanton would fit well.