Another day, another new development in the Giancarlo Stanton trade talks. On Monday we started to hear some names that may be a part of a potential deal.
For a potential deal with the Giants, a new name surfaced courtesy of Craig Mish.
Source : Christian Arroyo is in the proposed SF Giants deal with the Marlins. Was told Panik & D Gordon are not. Other names from SF are unclear. Heard a couple of variations.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) December 4, 2017
Christian Arroyo is the Giants number two prospect according to Baseball America. Arroyo had a brief stint in the Major Leagues in 2017, in which he slashed .192/.244/.304 with 3 home runs over 135 plate appearances. While he may have struggled in the small sample size, the 22-year old infielder has shown great promise. Due to his struggles, Arroyo was optioned to AAA on June 4th and then his season came to a premature end when he broke his hand a few weeks later. It’s unknown what else the Giants are offering, but names like Chris Shaw and Tyler Beede have previously been mentioned.
Some new names for a potential deal with the Cardinals came up on Monday as well, courtesy of Jon Morosi.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 4, 2017
While these names are just rumored, Wacha being in the conversation shows that the Cardinals are serious in their pursuit. The 26-year old right handed pitcher is a former All-Star, and has been very consistent throughout his career. Wacha went 12-9 with a 4.13 ERA over 165.2 innings pitched in 2017. He owns a career ERA of 3.84 over his five seasons.
While Wacha is young, he only has two years of team control remaining. The Marlins likely won’t be contenders within the next two seasons, so unless they’re confident he’ll re-sign it’s a bit of a question how valuable he could be to them.
Jose Martinez is a 29-year old outfielder who is coming off a solid first full season. He slashed .309/.379/.518 with 14 home runs over 307 plate appearances. Although Martinez is 29, he does have five years of team control left, so he could be a piece throughout the rebuild and into their potential success. How much better he can get is a question, as he’s already within the age that is considered to be a player’s prime. If he can continue to grow, he could provide the Marlins with a cheap, quality bat.
Which potential deal do you think will help the Marlins most in their rebuild? Let us know in the comments!