On Tuesday, it was announced by Andy Martino that the Miami Marlins have not gotten calls from other teams regarding superstar Giancarlo Stanton. The slugger’s name has been in trade talk for about a year now because the Marlins, with a low budget, are trying to sign Stanton to a long-term deal.
The Marlins are aware they’ll likely need to dish out an average annual salary in the $28-million-to-$30-million range to secure the star will stick around after the 2016 season, the New York Post reports.
“From Day 1 of spring training, Stanton took ownership of the club,” GM Dan Jennings said. “He exhibited tremendous leadership qualities in the way he handled himself and how he exerted himself in the clubhouse. And, obviously, his numbers were there.”
The reason Stanton may want to stay is the young talent that is emerging on the Marlins roster. Those players being Jose Fernandez, Marcell Ozuna, and Christian Yelich, just to name a few. He also has had recent success on the field in the last few years with Miami.
In just four years in the MLB, Stanton has put up mega numbers. He has hit .271 with 154 home runs, 399 RBI’s and an OBP of .364. His best season was last year, 2014. In only 145 games played he blasted 37 home runs, ripped 105 RBI’s, batted .288 and was walked 94 times.