Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to terms with the team on a $325 million, 13-year contract. Team owner Jeffrey Loria has confirmed the deal, the most lucrative for an American athlete.
While Marlins player Giancarlo Stanton may not have gotten the title of Most Valuable Player, he could be a getting the richest contract in baseball history.
Coming off of a surprisingly good season in which the Miami Marlins stayed in the National League playoff race until mid-September, the team is already looking towards the future.
It’s been over a month since the Miami Marlins played their final game of the 2014 season but the team that remained in the playoff hunt until the final weeks of the season continues to find out how good of a year they actually had.
The Miami Marlins top player is looking forward to a normal winter.
When it comes to baseball’s MVP debate, sometimes the names change from year to year more than the arguments do.
Giancarlo Stanton expects to be back for the start of spring training. Jose Fernandez is projected to return around the All-Star break. And the Miami Marlins believe they’ll be ready to rejoin playoff contention in 2015.
On the same day the Marlins ended their 2014 season by getting no-hit by Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals, Miami began looking ahead by giving manager Mike Redmond a two-year contract extension.
Nationals manager Matt Williams won’t announce his postseason rotation until Washington’s opponent is determined, though Jordan Zimmermann is definitely in his plans.
Strasburg took over the league lead in strikeouts and gave up only two hits through six scoreless innings in his final tuneup ahead of his first postseason, helping the NL East champion Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 on Saturday.