*EDIT 11/14/14 7:05 EST: According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the two sides have not yet finalized a deal.
— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) November 14, 2014
Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins have agreed on 13-year, $325M extension, according to Jon Heyman. The deal would then make Stanton the highest-paid player in professional sports. Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera holds the biggest contract in sports history at 10 years, $292 million.
Rosenthal broke the news when he said the player and team were talking about a 10-year, $300-million deal on Thursday night, but that number has increased.
Heyman also reports that the deal will include a no-trade clause and an opt-out clause.
There’s no rush to complete the deal because the Marlins have Stanton under control for two more seasons. He’s projected to earn $13 million in arbitration in 2015, according to MLB Trade Rumors. However, the deal has gotten done.
Stanton’s representatives also have discussed shorter contracts with the Marlins, and the mere fact that the sides continue to talk is a sign of progress, sources say. Stanton’s agent, Joel Wolfe, declined comment.
Stanton, 25, belted a National League-leading 37 home runs while hitting .288 last season.