Up to Stanton: Marlins get agreements with SF, StL

Jonathan Hernandez
December 4, 2017

Stanton has a no-trade clause and must approve any trade he is a part of.

Over the past two days, representatives for Stanton have met with officials from the Giants, sources said.

Stanton's people also have received approval for a meeting with the Cardinals, sources told ESPN, although when the meeting will take place is unclear.

The Dodgers have been somewhat hesitant on Stanton due to their desire not to exceed the $197 million luxury tax threshold or add another nine-figure contract to the books beyond Clayton Kershaw's. The Marlins are reportedly willing to accept the Giants offer of second baseman Joe Panik alongside top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw in exchange for Stanton should San Francisco be willing to assume at least $250 million of the remaining money owed to the right fielder. Stanton grew up 15 miles from Dodger Stadium, and it's believed he'd prefer to play in his hometown for the National League champs.

There are estimates that a move from Florida to California could cost Stanton an additional $20-27 million in state taxes over the 10-year term of his contract.

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins during the game between the Miami Marlins and the San Francisco Giants at Marlins Park on August 15, 2017 in Miami, Florida. He also boasted a slugging percentage of.631 and was one of the long bright spots on a Miami team that is now in rebuild mode.

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