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 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'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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7 Comments on "NL East Notes: Stanton, Marlins, Halladay, Nationals"

3 years 3 months ago

The Marlins should have wanted to do something about Stanton before the season started. Instead of spending all that money signing Bell, they should’ve signed Stanton long term.

3 years 3 months ago

The Marlins should extend Anibal Sanchez now, and THEN worry about Stanton.

Cedric Lee
3 years 3 months ago

lets bring halladay back to toronto lol

3 years 3 months ago

Philly can keep Halladay

3 years 3 months ago

If Halladay wants to end his career in Philly, that’s great but I hope they go year to year with him…maybe with vesting options.

3 years 3 months ago

oh really..i thought he’d say he can’t wait to leave for free agency.

haaha sorry i just always get a kick out of guys saying they don’t wanna leave.  he may be legit about it (like zimmerman was) but its still funny.

anyways its good the nats are taking a look at some young up-the-middle guys with upside.

3 years 3 months ago

I hope the Cardinals are taking a look at this shortstop too.  For some reason, I never hear about the Cardinals looking at international prospects until they’re already signed.