New York Yankees Need To Make Run At Giancarlo Stanton

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The New York Yankees are at a crossroads right now.

The Yankees will be without Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez to begin the 2013 season. Granderson and Teixeira will probably be back before May is over, while Rodriguez may miss the whole season. The time has come for the Yankees to make one of their signature moves and trade for a player that can help them win this season. I think the time is right for the Yankees to try to get Giancarlo Stanton.

Stanton is a beast, and someone that could easily be in the lineup for the Yankees for the next 12-15 years. The problem is that the team doesn’t have a ton of high-quality prospects to trade back to the Miami Marlins to get Stanton.

There is probably going to need to be a third team that gets involved for this to happen, but I don’t see why the Yankees wouldn’t want to try to make a move like this. Stanton can be the cornerstone for the next dozen years, especially with a lot of the better players on the roster becoming older.

The Marlins are going to be a very bad team for the next few years, and Stanton shouldn’t have to sit around in Miami waiting for the rebuild to be completed. I think the Yankees can swoop in and make a deal for Stanton soon before the 2013 season gets started. It may turn into one of the biggest trades that happen all season, and I would keep my eyes and ears open on this one as time goes on.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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