We’re getting there, MLB offseason. We’re getting there. That’s because the first—and arguably biggest—domino is about to fall. That’s right, baseball fans. Giancarlo Stanton is this close to moving.
However, his destination may come as a bit of a surprise. Of course, this saga would begin with a report that Stanton did not want to play in Boston or St. Louis. Then another report, this time suggesting his preference was the Dodgers.
But the San Francisco Giants? Well, we’re about to find out. Thursday night, execs from both clubs would meet. And now, a potential deal is on the table. One that would see San Francisco absorb the majority of what’s left on Stanton’s $295 million contract.
Obviously this is far from a done deal. After all, the NL MVP would need to waive his no-trade clause. But, all signs point to that happening. And while moving from Miami to San Francisco would be an upgrade in terms of organizations, the Giants did go 64-98 last season. Put another way—they would post the worst record in the National League.
How much of that can Stanton fix on his own?