By telling Stanton that if he rejects a trade, he's going to be part of a long, messy rebuilding process. He also confirmed that the outfielder was present for their presentation on Thursday, and Evans believed that both parties came away impressed with the other.
FYI, it looks like the Stanton sweepstakes is down to the Giants, Dodgers and Cardinals - so, when TMZ Sports got Cohen - an STL superfan - out in NYC. he made sure Giancarlo knew all he'd be getting.
It makes sense, too. It also remains possible that Stanton could chose to stay in Miami. This is a pretty good package, but that doesn't mean it is because these prospects are out of this world.
Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said Tuesday that Miami has not decided whether to trade Stanton, still owed $295 million over the final decade of his record $325 million, 13-year contract. The upshot is that taking on a contract like Stanton's would make it hard for them to get under the threshold.
Back in the middle of November, Jon Morosi tweeted that teams told the Marlins that Stanton's contract is what he would receive on the open market. Yes, the Marlins have floated threats of tearing down the team around Stanton if he doesn't approve a deal.
Multiple reports said that Stanton, who would bolster San Francisco's sagging offense tremendously if he could approach his 2017 total of 59 homers, would reach a decision before baseball's Winter Meetings begin Sunday night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. San Francisco has won a lot in the decade. Stanton reportedly has no interest playing in St. Louis.