Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jeter's Asking Price For Stanton Is "Shockingly High"

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According to ESPN.com's Buster Olney, the prospect asking price from the Miami Marlins for Giancarlo Stanton is "shockingly high". It appears that Derek Jeter is asking for the moon—and basically ignoring the ridiculous $295 million albatross that also comes with acquiring the slugger (not to mention the 2020 opt-out provision in his contract). Rumors persist, for example, that Jeter is demanding Andrew Benintendi as the centerpiece of any deal with Boston (likely a non-starter for Dave Dombrowski). Olney surmises that this is probably just posturing by Miami in the early stages of the negotiating process.