The Miami Marlins and New York Yankees have agreed to trade terms for MVP Giancarlo Stanton. New CEO of the Miami Marlins and former Yankee captain, Derek Jeter, announced the trade as part of his strategy to turn the Marlins into the best farm team in baseball.
Jeter told the Plantain, “We needed Stanton on the Marlins to make sure he was ready before bringing him up to a real team. He’s been struggling with injuries early in his career, but after last year’s MVP campaign, we knew it was time to call him up.”
Stanton compiled an impressive stat-line in 2017, hitting a Marlins' single season record 59 home runs.
The deal would send Yankees infielder, Starlin Castro, to the Marlins in exchange for Stanton. “I want Starlin to know that this isn’t a demotion,” said Jeter. “We see a lot of talent in him and hope he’ll continue to develop as a Marlin. If he proves himself here, he’ll be back with the Yankees in no time.”
The trade is just the first step in Jeter’s plan to rebrand the Marlins as the best farm team in baseball. Jeter stated when purchasing the team, “I’ve always thought that the Yankees AAA team would benefit from playing everyday against real major leaguers, but in a setting where they didn’t have the pressure of competing for a championship or in front of fans. Acquiring the Miami Marlins fit perfectly with this strategy.”
By Tommy DiLillo