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Giants reach deal with Marlins to acquire Giancarlo Stanton

Giants reach deal with Marlins to acquire Giancarlo Stanton

Unless that changes, Stanton will have to choose between San Francisco, Miami, and St. Louis.

Evans said Giants executives gathered with the NL MVP and his representatives in "a good meeting" last week. "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". Yes, the Marlins have floated threats of tearing down the team around Stanton if he doesn't approve a deal.

Ideally, Evans added, the Giants can obtain both Stanton, who's owed $295 million over the remaining 10 years of his contract, and Ohtani, who's a relative bargain due to posting rules. However, for a team with a below-market TV contract, no ballpark naming-rights deal, and major troubles selling tickets, the best path to cutting costs is first and foremost trading Stanton. Stanton is believed to prefer a trade to the Dodgers where he would be closer to home.

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"I've looked at quotes about him from his agent [Joel Wolfe] that in the past have talked about he processes things very deliberately", Evans said. He had a lot of questions for us and I thought our meeting went well.

Multiple reports said that Stanton, who would bolster San Francisco's sagging offense tremendously if he could approach his 2017 total of 59 homers, would reach a decision before baseball's Winter Meetings begin Sunday night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. That's still the case even if the rival Giants land Stanton (and Shohei Ohtani, for that matter). If Stanton doesn't want San Francisco, they have other fish they need to fry, because standing pat with the worst power-hitting team in the game isn't going to play well.

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