What is the most expensive contract in Miami Marlins history?
By Neil Raymond
Who will the Miami Marlins draft this year? Who are some of the options? when's the draft? I strongly recommend reading about it if you haven't already. MLBTR released a very interesting article about the largest contracts that each team has given out in their history. The contract that was listed for the Miami Marlins may surprise you, or it might not. I thought you might enjoy an analysis of how the NL East looks...so let's get into it!
The Miami Marlins once gave out a $300 million contract.
Let's start with the Miami Marlins' NL East rivals.
Atlanta Braves: 3B Austin Riley, 10 years/$212 million on August 1, 2022. He's been worth 0.6 WAR this season and is batting .270/.368/.472 so I'd say he's been worth it so far.
Washington Nationals: SP Stephen Strasburg, 7 years/$245 million on December 9, 2019. He's been worth -0.5 WAR with a 6.89 ERA/5.69 FIP since then in a major disaster of a contract.
Philadelphia Phillies: RF Bryce Harper, 13 years/$330 million on February 28, 2019. He's been worth 14.7 WAR and has so far batted .282/.394/.546 in a great deal.
New York Mets: SS Francisco Lindor, 10 years/$341 million on March 31, 2021. He's been worth 9.8 WAR, and has batted .251/.332/.435 since signing the solid deal.
What about the Miami Marlins?
Miami Marlins: RF Giancarlo Stanton, 13 years/$325 million on November 18, 2014. He only played from 2015-2016 for The Fish after that, and was worth 14.1 WAR while batting .265/.354/.580. He's been traded to the New York Yankees and playing for them since. He's been worth 9.4 WAR and has batted .255/.339/.501 for them. The Miami Marlins moved on at the right time actually.
Would you have guessed that the largest contracts ever given out by the Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets would be so close to each other?! Would you have guessed that the Atlanta Braves gave out the smallest deal? It's surprising, but the Miami Marlins actually moved on from Giancarlo Stanton at the right time.