Today was a day filled with excitement for the Miami Marlins. They locked up their franchise player and runner up for the MVP award, Giancarlo Stanton to a whopping 13yr/$325M contract. This will now become the largest Major League contract given to a player, toppling Alex Rodriguez‘s 10yr/$275M back in 2008.
According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the contract includes a full no-trade clause and an opt out after the sixth season. Due to his injury last season, question remains will he produce the way he did before the horrific incident, of course time will tell. Stanton will be 31 when/if he wants to remain a Marlin.
Source tells Daily News: #Marlins Stanton deal done. Press conference wed 11am in Miami. Fulll no-trade, opt out after 6 years. 13/$325.
— Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) November 17, 2014
The 25 year-old is coming off a year in which he posted a .288/.395/.555 slash with 37 home runs and 105 RBIs in 145 games.
“We’re excited to look to the future with this exciting young man. He’s a wonderful kid … extremely bright.” Marlins’ owner Jeffrey Loria said on extending Stanton. “It’s great for the fans. It’s great for me. It’s great for the player. It’s great for baseball.”