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Why the Yankees should trade for Stanton

It is quite simple actually.

After the 2018 season, there will be a crop of free agent talent that could be argued as the best ever. Talks of the Yankees handing out massive deals to Manny Machado and Bryce Harper have circulated for years. In reality, they could easily find the money to sign them both, but they won't do that. In all honesty, they shouldn't do that. Both players have showcased poor attitudes on the field and both on the same team could be a clubhouse nightmare.

The correct choice would be Manny Machado. We have outfield depth for many years to come behind the boring contracts of Gardner and Ellsbury. 3rd base is a gigantic hole for the Yanks right now and locking it up with a decade-long contract will certainly get the job done. Machado is worth it, regardless of his slight slump, he is one of the best players in all of baseball, and well worth every dime they should bribe him with.

With that said, since the Yankees certainly do have the means to take on multiple hundreds of millions of dollars contracts, they should trade away some of that outfield depth and acquire Giancarlo Stanton. Just having him batting 3rd behind Judge in the 2 hole would be a monstrous sell to come watch them live and in jerseys (Imagine a shirt with Stanton and Judge on it, that would sell like hot cakes!). It would catapult them immediately into the World Series contenders picture, and they would remain there for years to come. If it requires giving up guys like Clint Frazier, Blake Rutherford, James Kaprielian, Justus Sheffield (obviously not all, and certainly not Torres) then so be it. They should take on every penny remaining on Stanton's contract, ship a haul of Frazier, Rutherford, and a couple of other mid-level prospects to Miami, and call it a day. Worry about pitching later.

Let's go for it!

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