It’s no secret that Boston was left out of the 2017 power surge that swept across MLB, including 59 home runs hit by the Marlins star slugger, Giancarlo Stanton. As Miami looks to move on from Stanton and his $325 million contract, what better home than Boston?
Stanton is a capable outfielder and possible DH, the true replacement for the presence David Ortiz brought to the Boston lineup for years. As a right-handed slugger, his signature power stroke could put on a show at Fenway Park (though Stanton will clearly mash anywhere).
On paper, the Red Sox farm system is thin, and they don’t have as many prospects as competitors. Ultimately though, moving Stanton’s contract is Derek Jeter’s first priority as he shops the slugger, and the Red Sox could part with another of their remaining top prospects like Jay Groome. Losing another prospect or two isn’t going to change how much Dave Dombrowski has destroyed the Sox farm system, so they might as well go all in.