Shortly after the Giants made an official trade offer for Miami Marlins slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on Friday, several of the names both teams exchanged were revealed Monday morning.
Source : Giants/Marlins names exchanged in potential Stanton deal : (SF) 2B Joe Panik, Top Prospects SP Tyler Beede & OF Chris Shaw. (Mia) Stanton & 2B Dee Gordon.
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Although these five names are not necessarily all the pieces it will take to finalize a potential trade, and other names could be thrown into the mix, they give a better idea of what the Giants are willing to give up for Stanton. Not to mention, the Giants will eventually have to agree upon how much of Stanton’s mega-deal, worth $285 million, they’ll take from the Marlins.
Joe Panik is one of the prized talents on the Giants roster. His Gold-Glove caliber defense, consistent hitting, and inexpensive contract, which stretches until 2021, also make him a prime trading piece for San Francisco.