Giants, Marlins put public onus on Giancarlo Stanton if deal falls through

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Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle said he believes there is a 60 percent chance that the Giants will land Giancarlo Stanton, and that the Marlins have agreed to their trade offer as they wait for the player's approval.

Evans said Giants executives gathered with the NL MVP and his representatives in "a good meeting" last week. However due to Stanton's full no trade clause, he has the final say in whether or not the deals will be finalized. However, the feeling is that he will probably approve the deal. "But our terms with the Marlins are clear".

Stanton's a native of Southern California, and he makes his offseason home in the Hollywood Hills.

MLB Network's Jon Morosi previously reported the Marlins would accept a deal of Beede, Shaw and Joe Panik if the Giants committed to paying at least $250 million of the $295 million remaining on Stanton's contract. When asked specifically about absorbing the majority of that contract, Evans didn't address it. We were very impressed with him.

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"I don't think we look at it as either [Stanton] or [Ohtani]", Evans said.

"But again it's a tough decision for him".

Multiple reports said that Stanton, who would bolster San Francisco's sagging offense tremendously if he could approach his 2017 total of 59 homers, would reach a decision before baseball's Winter Meetings begin Sunday night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Unfortunately, there are only a few teams who could take him. The Giants are among seven teams Ohtani is considering signing with. If Stanton doesn't want San Francisco, they have other fish they need to fry, because standing pat with the worst power-hitting team in the game isn't going to play well.