NL East Notes: Stanton, Marlins, Halladay, Nationals

The Nationals topped the Mets tonight 5-3 behind a solid performance from starter Edwin Jackson.  Here's a look at tonight's items out of the National League East..

  • Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton admitted to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com that the thought of a multiyear deal crossed his mind recently when Adam Jones signed a five-year, $85.5MM extension with the Orioles.  However, the rightfielder made it clear that he's not dwelling on it either.  "It's not like I'm thinking, 'Tomorrow I'm going to get a call or we're going to have a meeting','" Stanton said. "I really don't care until the time comes. The better I play, maybe the faster they'll want to do something."
  • Phillies hurler Roy Halladay likely won't hit the required number of innings to help make his 2014 option vest, but he still hopes to end his career in Philadelphia, writes MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.  Halladay is set to earn $20MM in each of the next two seasons with a $20MM vesting option for '14.
  • The Nationals have held workouts for 16-year-old outfielder Gustavo Cabrera and 17-year-old shortstop Wendell Rijo, two of the top Dominican prospects eligible to sign before July 2nd, a person with knowledge of the situation tells Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.

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