Giancarlo Stanton will approve trade to one of these four teams

Annette Crawford
December 8, 2017

After it was believed that the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants were the favorites to land him via trade, that might not be the case anymore. Still, nothing has been officially rejected, and Stanton could still potentially accept one of the deals reportedly on the table if his preferred options don't step up to the plate.

According to Craig Mish, a Miami-based host for SiriusXM who has been all over the Stanton story, and The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, the reigning NL MVP won't approve a trade to either team.

Yep, the Chicago Cubs are one of those teams.

The National League MVP has a full no-trade clause and it has always been believed that he would prefer to spend his prime years playing for the Dodgers, who are located a few miles from where Stanton grew up. Especially when he will have to pay some of his young stars in the coming years.

Rosenthal echoed those sentiments and added that Stanton is also open to joining the New York Yankees. Unlike many trades, there are three parties here - the two teams that have to agree to a deal and then Stanton, who has veto power.

Rosenthal says the "situation remains fluid" with Stanton, which should be obvious. More important, only weeks into the 2018 season, he will reach 10-and-5 status (10 years of Major League Baseball service time, the past five with the same team), giving him veto power over any trade.

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