As was assumed when the reports surfaced that Giancarlo Stanton's representatives met with executives from the Giants and Cardinals, there appear to be deals in place.
According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Marlins have "agreed to general framework" of deals with both the Giants and Cardinals.
The hold up is waiting for Stanton to let the Marlins know if he will accept a trade to either team. The reigning National League MVP could be waiting to see if the Dodgers, his reported first choice, will jump in and make a push to acquire him.
According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, a trade is not expected to be completed on Sunday.
Stanton holds a full no-trade clause and must waive it in order for the Marlins to complete a deal with any team.
Any deal between the Marlins and the Giants or Cardinals would be complex due to the $295 million remaining on Stanton's contract. The Marlins and either team would have to agree on how much money the other team picks up and which players they send back to Miami.
Sources: #Marlins have agreed to general framework of Giancarlo Stanton trades with both #STLCards and #SFGiants; the deals are on hold, while Marlins wait for Stanton to inform them whether he’d accept either trade. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 3, 2017
While there has been plenty of progress in the Stanton trade talks as my colleague @jonmorosi has reported, a deal is not expected to happen today according to a source.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 3, 2017