Yesterday afternoon, the Miami Marlins were able to strike a deal with their slugging star on a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration. While the team was unable (and unlikely) to secure Giancarlo Stanton to a long-term deal, they were able to get him signed for $6.5 million for the upcoming season, only $900,000 less than Miguel Cabrera made for the franchise record for a first time arbitration eligible player.
With Stanton in-fold for the 2014 season, it would not surprise me if the Marlins front office were to kick off long-term extension talks for Stanton soon. However, it would surprise me a great deal if Stanton were to accept anything, especially since he’d only be two years away from free agency after this current season.
The Miami Marlins have no business throwing Giancarlo Stanton a long-term contract worth upwards of $150 million. To be honest: what in the world would something like that accomplish? I understand that Stanton is a fan-favorite, who has the potential to smash over 40 home runs a season for a long time, but he’s not someone that will make or break Miami’s franchise.
The Miami (formerly known as the Florida) Marlins have made some key roster moves over the last couple of years. It was clear that nobody on this roster besides outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was safe as they have dealt Hanley Ramirez and some other players who were around for awhile.
Marlins avoid arbitration with Stanton, Cishek, Dunn | Marlins News
Negotiations went down to the wire on Friday before the Marlins confirmed that they have reached one-year contract agreements with Giancarlo Stanton, Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn.
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In a monumental move, Major League Baseball announced that they will expand instant replay for the upcoming 2014 season. According to Bud Selig, the owners voted unanimously to institute this replay expansion.
One of the hot topics surrounding this offseason seems to be the future of Giancarlo Stanton with the Miami Marlins. It is obvious that Stanton is a coveted player due to his age and his propensity to swat mammoth home runs, but up until now, the Marlins have reportedly not offered him a long-term deal. According to Joe Frisaro, MLB.com blogger, that is not likely to change in the coming days.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Last time we talked about Steve Cishek’s consecutive save record, but what about the Marlins’ single season save record? For moment 73 we bring you Armando Benitez’s 2004 season.
According to multiple reports, Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins have agreed to a 1 year contract worth 6.5 million dollars for the 2014 season. This agreement will prevent the two sides from meeting in front of an arbitrator to decide Stanton’s upcoming compensation. Juan Rodriguez reported on the signing.
According to multiple reports, Mike Dunn and the Miami Marlins have agreed to a new one year deal for 1.4 million dollars. The agreement prevents an arbitration hearing to decide his salary in the upcoming year.
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