Just a few months after the Yankees came within one game of going to the World Series after what was supposed to be a rebuilding season, the team just got some major fire power when reports came out that the team had a deal in place to acquire NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from Marlins.
Breaking: Yankees have deal in place to acquire NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from Marlins, per multiple reports pic.twitter.com/6vhZoBCEcj
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 9, 2017
Social media went crazy and people found it highly suspect that, the new ownership group fronted by Derek Jeter, sent the one of the best players in the entire league to his former team.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Derek Jeter meeting with Brian Cashman for Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees trade discussions. pic.twitter.com/meeB1yj7Ig
— Fifa Khalifa (@C_Fount) December 9, 2017
Derek Jeter bought an entire team just to trade Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees #RE2PECT
— Ryan Gorman (@GormoExJourno) December 9, 2017
"I don't want to play for the #Yankees "
"Get outta the way kid… I DO" pic.twitter.com/KDnGjLStL3
— NYK-NYJ-NYY-4life (@knicksjets4life) December 9, 2017
Jeter bought the marlins just to trade Stanton to the Yankees pic.twitter.com/1f7AbInaPx
— Lonnie Walker Fan Account (@Jaredd410) December 9, 2017
Derek Jeter celebrating with the Yankees when they win the World Series next year with Giancarlo Stanton pic.twitter.com/MMyI9USYYA
— NOT_SCTop10 (@NOTSCTop10PIays) December 9, 2017
A quick recap: Jeter bought the Marlins using mostly other people’s money, completely gutted them, pushed out a bunch of longtime employees, and traded their once-in-a-Generation player to the Yankees.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 9, 2017
Does Derek Jeter get a 2018 Yankees championship ring?
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 9, 2017
Amended Derek Jeter #Yankees resume:
2001, Mr. November
2017, Mr. December
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) December 9, 2017
jeter helped the yankees win 5 world series. and counting …
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 9, 2017
Yankees didn't get Ohtani the offseason is a total bust…OH MY GOD HERE COMES JETER OUTTA NOWHERE pic.twitter.com/2aEJKse64r
— Joseph Flynn (@ChinaJoeFlynn) December 9, 2017
So what you’re telling me is….
Derek Jeter went as far as to buy the Marlins just to help the Yankees win another World Series?
Best Yankee ever.
— John Miceli (@JohnAMiceli) December 9, 2017
Fresh off his 59 home run season, Stanton rejected trades to the Giants and Cardinals and once that happened, the Yankees saw a grand opportunity and Jeter came through in the clutch once again. Stanton hit .281/.376/.631 (165 OPS+) in 2017.