Stanton, 28, has spent all of his eight-year career so far with the Marlins, with a losing record every season and eight managers overall.
The Marlins will owe the Yankees' $30 million as part of the transaction.
Still, they're hardly the only team taking a hard look at Ozuna.
Jeter emphasized that he had initially expected to build around Stanton, because he could not assume that a player with a no-trade clause would ever be willing to leave. When he signed his 13-year, $325 million contract, in 2014, he insisted on a full no-trade clause and the ability to opt out after the sixth season. Jeter did not note that Stanton vetoed possible deals to the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. Even better, the team barely had to give up anything to get Stanton.
For Stanton, it's an opportunity to play for a victor.
Jeter disputed that the Marlins accepted this deal because they were desperate, with nowhere to turn, insisting, "This was the best move and the best deal for the organization". Even so, the principal owner, Hal Steinbrenner, said the Yankees' payroll would not exceed the $197 million luxury-tax threshold.
Now they're both in the same lineup, playing half their games in the bandbox that is new Yankee Stadium? "You are right, it is the National League Most Valuable Player, I don't care what prospects you get back, they won't be household names for our fan base".
The 6-foot-6 home run king was the toast of a pop-up party in Miami over the weekend, hosted by New York City club king Richie Akiva and rapper 2Chains.
Now, the right-handed slugger is on the newly installed favorites to win the World Series, and Stanton embraced the idea of vaulting the Yanks over the top.
"Sometimes things just spiral out of place and you have to find a new home, " said Stanton, who told the new ownership group of his unwillingness to go through another Miami rebuild.