It feels like a matter of when, not if the Miami Marlins move Giancarlo Stanton this off-season. The Marlins are now under new ownership led by former New York Yankees Superstar Shortstop and future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter. The team Stanton has been linked to for many years has been the Boston Red Sox. Now I don’t feel Jeter holds resent in his heart for the Red Sox, since the last five years of his career the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry was at its all-time low. The last game of Jeter’s career was at Fenway Park, and when he was pinch-run for he departed to a standing ovation.
Now again Jeter doesn’t hold resent towards the Red Sox in my mind, but the guy is a God in New York City. Jeter is probably the most popular athlete in New York Sports History. Whenever Jeter has stepped foot in Yankee Stadium since his retirement, there has been a deafening roar event at events where he was just a guest. Yankees fans despise the Red Sox and it might take a real hit to Jeter’s reputation in New York if he sends the best Power Hitter in baseball since Barry Bonds to the Red Sox.
Now it would be bad business if the Red Sox are willing to offer a haul for Stanton, and Jeter turns it down simply because it’s the Red Sox. But, don’t rule this out, folks. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to watch this winter when Stanton goes up for auction and both Boston and New York put their best offer on the table and Jeter and his new group in Miami are forced to make a decision of where to send the phenom.
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