Giancarlo Stanton Traded To Yankees

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Were people making the case that Groome was too high a price?
Not a lot of people, but the objection did come up. The more interesting side of this is in people who thought Guzman as the top prospect wasn't enough. A lot of posts in the "Let's Get Crazy" thread thought Groome as a centerpiece was probably about right, so I'd be interested to see how many of those posters also thought the Stanton return was light.
 

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Not a lot of people, but the objection did come up. The more interesting side of this is in people who thought Guzman as the top prospect wasn't enough. A lot of posts in the "Let's Get Crazy" thread thought Groome as a centerpiece was probably about right, so I'd be interested to see how many of those posters also thought the Stanton return was light.
Yeah, that's interesting. Guzman is certainly a high ceiling arm that really came on strong last year, but he kind of did it under the radar for some, which may explain why he was left off the other lists. He just happened to be 5 or 6 in the Yankees prospect pitching depth (and the Yankees have similar arms behind that), so it just feels like a light return.

I mean ultimately it is a light return for NL MVP. But the Red Sox could have easily matched it with maybe something like Groome and Bradley and a lesser prospect. Assuming he would have accepted a deal to Boston, which I think he would have.
 

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Guzman didn't even pitch in Charleston last year, he is five levels away from the pros and already 22. That being said, he is supposedly the hardest throwing pitcher on average at any level.
 

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I need to read this more closely later but there is some great stuff in here, excerpted from a new book:

https://nypost.com/2019/03/20/inside-the-derek-jeter-brian-cashman-feud-that-festered-for-years-before-stanton-heist/
Great piece. Appreciate the confirmation of Jeter's prizing his self-image above all else.

At the same time, I'm still trying to come up with a reason to hate Aaron Judge and coming up empty. His embracing the idea of adding Stanton so naturally is impressive.
 

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Just finished reading it and was coming here to post. Brilliant piece for any baseball fan on the sausage making. As we move further from the dynasty years, I think the allure of Jeter disappears more and more. I loved the kid but didn't really love the guy as the arrogance factor continued to grow.