As soon as it was reported that the Miami Marlins will listen to offers for Giancarlo Stanton, chatter started about virtually every team, including the Yankees, making a run at the 23-year-old.
Why wouldn't they? He already has 93 home runs in three major league seasons and the sky is the limit for the right fielder.
However, it's important to remember the cost it would take to acquire Stanton, which the Yankees probably can't afford. Just because the Marlins will listen to offers doesn't mean they're in a rush to trade him.
In order to acquire Stanton, the Yankees would probably have to give up at least four of their top prospects, including Gary Sanchez, Tyler Austin and Mason Williams, and even then it would be surprising if the Marlins let go of their superstar.
The Yankees would love to get him. But they won't.
Unfortunately for Yankee fans, I think the winter will continue without a major acquisition for the team. They may trade Granderson but they won't sign any of the top free agents available.
Fortunately, though, the team won 95 games in 2012 and will remain a contender in 2013.
Countdown to spring training: 40 days.