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Giancarlo Stanton | Outfielder

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Marlins and OF Giancarlo Stanton avoided arbitration by agreeing to a 13-year, $325 million contract extension with a club option for 2028.
The team made the deal official at a press conference Wednesday. Stanton's new contract is backloaded, as he'll earn $107 million in the first six years and will then have a chance to opt out. If he doesn't, he'll receive $218 million over the final seven years of the deal. The contract buys Stanton out of his final two years of arbitration and first 11 years of free agency. It's the richest deal in North American sports history. Wed, Nov 19, 2014 11:11:00 AM

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Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that Giancarlo Stanton will make just $30 million in the first three years of his new contract.

He'll also wind up making "only" $17.83 million per season if he exercises his opt-out clause after six years. The Marlins have backloaded their deal with Stanton in order to give themselves the financial flexibility to add more contracts to the payroll. Stark says they want a middle-of-the-order bat to hit behind Stanton, with Adam LaRoche being one guy who has piqued their interest.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 01:40:00 PM

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria confirmed Jon Heyman's earlier report about a 13-year, $325 million contract for Giancarlo Stanton.

"A landmark day. It means everything to the franchise," Loria told the Miami Herald by phone. "We have a face of the franchise for the next 13 years." The Herald article cites an amazing stat: Stanton's $325 million contract is more than the team has spent on its entire roster over the past five years combined ($303 million). Stanton turned 25 earlier this month. Loria also stressed that the slugger would be with the team for the duration of the contract, saying "I expect him to be a Marlin for 13 years." There will be a press conference announcing the deal on Wednesday.
Source: Miami Herald
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 05:26:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Marlins' new 13-year, $325 million contract extension with slugger Giancarlo Stanton is officially "in place."

And it'll be officially announced at some point this week, probably Wednesday or Thursday. Stanton's new contract carries a record length for a Major League Baseball player and is the largest sum of money a team has ever committed to an athlete in North American sports history. He can opt out not long after he turns 30 years old. Stanton, who turned 25 earlier this month, batted .288/.395/.555 with 37 home runs and 105 RBI in 145 games this past season for Miami.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 10:18:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins are "closing in" on a 13-year, $325 million contract extension with Giancarlo Stanton.

Heyman says the contract will contain both an opt-out and a no-trade clause. Most scoffed when president of baseball operations Michael Hill said earlier this month that he hoped to ink Stanton to a long-term extension before the Winter Meetings, but owner Jeffrey Loria has opened up the pocketbook to make it happen. Stanton surely would prefer to be on a team with more stability, but he's protected himself with an opt-out clause and got a record deal in the process. The contract buys out his final two years of arbitration and first 11 years of free agency.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 03:42:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman was told by a source that extension talks between the Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton are at the "10-yard line."

Heyman says the two sides "are said to be in basic agreement on the financial terms," but "there were still said to be one or two significant non-monetary hurdles to overcome." Those two hurdles are thought to be either an opt-out or no-trade clause or possibly both. Heyman concurs with FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal's report that the contract would be in the range of 12 years and $320 million, but he says it's possible the deal could be stretched to 13 years. The Marlins have been reluctant to give no-trade clauses in the past, but it's possible they could make an exception for Stanton.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:42:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the contract extension the Marlins are discussing with Giancarlo Stanton is in the range of 12 years and $320 million.

Rosenthal reported Thursday that the deal would be for at least 10 years and $300 million, and apparently it's even richer than that. Stanton just turned 25 last week, so a 12-year pact would take him to through his age-36 season. The Marlins know they have to blow Stanton away with an offer in order to get him to remain in Miami for the long haul, and it appears they might be willing to do just that. Whether he winds up accepting the proposal remains to be seen.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 08:43:00 AM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that according to major league sources, the Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton are discussing a 10-year, $300 million deal.

Rosenthal wrote that "Stanton's representatives also have discussed shorter contracts with the Marlins, and the mere fact that the sides continue to talk is a sign of progress, sources say." If Stanton were to sign the big deal, though, it would eclipse Miguel Cabrera's 10-year, $292 million deal signed in 2013 as the largest contract in the history of sports.
Source: Fox Sports
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 05:29:00 PM

According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Marlins executives say that it's a "safe bet" that Giancarlo Stanton will remain with the team through 2015 and 2016 if he doesn't sign a long-term contract.

In other words, the Marlins have no plans to trade Stanton while he's under team control. The Marlins have said publicly that they are trying their hardest to sign him to a contract extension before he hits free agency, but there's some understandable skepticism their ability to convince him to stick around.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 03:30:00 PM

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Tuesday that the team hasn't gotten any calls on Giancarlo Stanton recently because teams know that they are trying to sign him to an extension.

Hill said earlier this month that the team's goal is to sign Stanton to an extension by the winter meetings. However, it's unclear whether any progress is being made between the two sides. Interestingly, Hill said Tuesday that the club could consider a no-trade clause for Stanton, which is against their team policy.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 02:45:00 PM

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Wednesday that the team has "reached out" to Giancarlo Stanton and "negotiations are ongoing" for a contract extension.

Hill said in a radio interview on SiriusXM over the weekend that the team's goal is to sign Stanton to an extension prior to the Winter Meetings. However, nothing from Stanton's camp has indicated that an agreement is close. The young slugger would surely require an extension north of $200 million and it's unclear whether the Marlins are willing to give that to him or that Stanton actually wants to stay in Miami.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 03:16:00 PM

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced Tuesday that Clayton Kershaw, Andrew McCutchen and Giancarlo Stanton are finalists for the National League MVP award.

McCutchen is defending his crown and arguably had a better season in 2014, hitting .314/.410/.542 with 25 homers and 83 RBI. Stanton's season unfortunately ended prematurely when he was hit in the face by a pitch, but he's still a no-brainer finalist after batting .288/.395/.555 with 37 dingers and 105 RBI. However, Kershaw is seen as likely to take both the Cy Young and MVP awards after going 21-3 while posting a 1.77 ERA and 239/31 K/BB ratio over 198 1/3 innings. The winner will be announced next Thursday.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 06:52:00 PM

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said in a radio interview on SiriusXM Sunday that the team's goal is to sign Giancarlo Stanton to an extension prior to the Winter Meetings.

While there's little doubt the Marlins would love to lock up one of the best players in the game for the long haul, it's simply not likely to happen. A long-term deal for Stanton would surely require a commitment well over $200 million, which could easily more than double the biggest contract the team has ever handed out (Jose Reyes' $106 million deal). Stanton is under team control through 2016 but remains likely to be dealt at some point before the end of that season.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 12:43:00 PM

Giancarlo Stanton has been awarded the Hank Aaron award, acknowledging the National League's best hitter for 2014.

Stanton batted .288/.395/.555, leading the league with 37 home runs and coming in second in RBI with 105. Also of note, he raised his on-base percentage 35-40 points over his finishes in previous years. Stanton's counting stats were slightly deflated as he missed the final three weeks after getting hit in the face with a pitch. He's expected to be completely ready for spring training and should once again be relied upon for elite offensive numbers, going early in many fantasy drafts.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 07:23:00 PM

Giancarlo Stanton said Thursday that it will take 6-8 weeks for his facial fractures to heal.

Stanton has some more dental work to do and another CT scan scheduled to determine whether he is OK to fly. Overall, though, he was in good spirits Thursday and feeling much better. "Swelling is way down, much better than I envisioned," he said. "Just got to get the grill fixed, and go from there." Stanton should have a relatively normal offseason and be fine for spring training.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
2Scott Sizemore
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
3Tyler Colvin
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Vinny Rottino
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Brad Hand
8Justin Nicolino
9Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Aaron Crow
6Nick Masset
7Carter Capps
8Sam Dyson
9Matt Ramsey
10Preston Claiborne