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Nov 19, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton listens during a press conference at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Why Giancarlo Stanton was actually ‘angered’ by record $325 million contract offer from Marlins

Cork Gaines, Business Insider

Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins shocked the sports world when the two sides agreed to the largest contract in the history of North American sports, a 13-year, $325 million deal signed in November.

To many, the move was surprising because the Marlins are not one of the elite high-revenue teams in MLB. In addition, the move came just three months after Stanton had suggested that he would not sign a long-term extension with the team because of their notorious history of cutting payrolls and gutting the team of talented players, saying “five months [of winning] doesn’t change five years.”

But $325 million has a way of changing a player’s mind and the move was one the Marlins had to make for their dwindling fan base and as an investment in their next local television contract which is expected to be negotiated in the next year or so. Click here for full article.

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