Latest Update Marlins and Stanton finalize $325 million contract Mon Nov, 17, 03:17 PM
Has light-tower power, capable of hitting the ball out of any park with aplomb. Can also produce a lot of runs. Is able to play either corner outfield position.
Flaws: : Needs to cut down on his propensity to strike out a lot. Doesn't have much base-stealing acumen to speak of. Can also use a little refinement on defense.
It looks like we've got a done deal here. As speculated earlier, the contract does have a no-trade clause and also includes an opt-out after six years. It is the richest contract in sports history.Analyst: Howard Bender
The deal has been discussed now for more than just a few days but it looks like the sides have finally agreed. The deal probably includes a no-trade clause and some sort of opt out as well. Expect the details to be released as soon as he signs on the dotted line.Analyst: Howard Bender
It was reported Thursday that the deal was going to be in the $300 million range and now we're seeing the breakdown here at a mammoth $26.67 million per year. Obviously, that kind of money to you and me is insanely ridiculous but given the annual salaries some of these baseball players are making, it's just par for the course. It would be a huge move for the "small market" Marlins but it would also help show that the Marlins are committing to their players and to their fans. Of course, this could all backfire and the team will find itself in dire need to trade him and rid themselves of the monetary commitment. Only time will tell.Analyst: Howard Bender
WHOA. The Marlins are known to be penny pinchers so the very thought that this could happen seems insane. With that said, in this current economic environment, Stanton is a player that is going to demand this type of money on the open market. He just turned 25 years old and already has 154 home runs to his name. It is safe to say that with his power and age, his best years are ahead of him. We'll see how this plays out, but a $300 million dollar contract handed out by the Miami Marlins seems like a dream at this point. Analyst: David Kerr