Giancarlo Stanton On Giants: ‘It Just Was Not A Great Fit’

Dec 11, 2017, 12:00 AM | Updated: Jan 4, 2019, 11:21 am
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: 2017 Hank Aaron Award recipient Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Ma...
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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: 2017 Hank Aaron Award recipient Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins attends the 2017 Hank Aaron Award press conference prior to game two of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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OF Giancarlo Stanton officially inked his trade to the New York Yankees, the franchise reported Monday.

In a press conference held for the four-time All-Star, Stanton was asked about the about the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals and why a trade between either team fell through.

“They were great people. They were great meetings. Great organization and culture there. But it just was not a great fit,” he said.

Stanton had a no-trade clause in his contract, with both St. Louis and San Francisco being among those no-no teams.

It took a lot of talking for the Giants to convince him to come to the West Coast, but it ultimately went nowhere when reports surfaced that he approved a trade to the Yankees.

Joel Wolfe, Stanton’s agent, claimed that Stanton wanted to win right now on a division-competing team and that he “wasn’t sure” the Giants or Cardinals were those teams, per Henry Schulman of the SF Chronicle.

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