Marlins and Stanton Officially Agree to Megadeal, Conference Wednesday


The 13 year $325 million dollar megadeal between The Miami Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton is complete and the Marlins will be holding a press conference Wednesday, according to Jon Morosi.

In the last week, this has gone from a ten year contract up to the now 13 years. As Marlin Maniac reported days ago, this contract will have a no trade clause as well as an opt out clause built into it. Stanton can opt out of the contract after the 6th year of the contract, locking him up through the 2020 season.

Securing arguably the best young home run hitter in the game from 25-31 is a fantastic move for the Marlins. He already has 154 home runs and may have around 350 at just the opt out mark. Last season Stanton showed that his ability to get on base is increasing and his entire game is bringing him to elite status.

Stanton was the runner up for the 2014 NL MVP race and should be right there again in 2015. The Marlins have a ton of great talent locked up for years. Christian Yelich, who just won a Gold Glove, is under team control through the 2019 season. Jose Fernandez, who won Rookie of The Year and was third for the NL Cy Young in 2013, is locked in through the 2018 season. It is no coincidence that Stanton’s opt out clause kicks in near the same time these players are eligible for free agency. The Marlins needs to continue to prove they want to win to keep Stanton here. This step was huge, but it is the first of many.