Marlins Considering Extension For Stanton

Marlins president David Samson acknowledged that the Marlins have had some internal discussions about a possible long-term extension for 22-year-old outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports. However, Samson declined to say whether the Marlins intend to approach Stanton about an extension this coming offseason.

"I don’t think it it has been anything concrete," Samson said.

Stanton will be arbitration eligible following the 2013 season (assuming he doesn’t qualify for super two status this year) and he’ll be eligible for free agency after 2016. Recent extensions for the likes of Carlos Gonzalez ($80MM), Andrew McCutchen ($51.5MM), Jay Bruce ($51MM) and Justin Upton ($50MM) could figure in to extension talks for Stanton. However, Stanton's power numbers could separate him from that group altogether.

The Marlins discussed the possibility of presenting Stanton with a "big, crooked" contract offer before the 2012 season, ESPN.com's Buster Olney reported. MLBTR's Mike Axisa examined the possibility of an extension for Stanton during the offseason.

Wasserman Media Group, the agency that represents Stanton, is currently wrapping up a long-term extension for another talented 22-year-old National Leaguer, Starlin Castro.


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23 Comments on "Marlins Considering Extension For Stanton"


hardcoreforhardcore
3 years 12 days ago

The Marlins shouldn’t be considering, they should be getting this done as soon as possible. Build your team around this kid, he’s the truth.

Mo_GOAT
3 years 12 days ago

Only to trade him like 2 years later

jb226
3 years 12 days ago

Is it me or does it feel like Stanton has been around longer than he actually has?

rsanchez1
3 years 12 days ago

Don’t be silly Marlins, sign him through 2020. This kid can hit and field with the best of them. He’ll light up the home run sculpture every home stand. He’s a guy we can actually like, unlike Hammy Rammy. DO IT.

Devon Henry
3 years 12 days ago

Besides Trout, it doesn’t get much better than this kid.

JacksTigers
3 years 12 days ago

Yes, it does. There are few better than Trout and quite a few better than Stanton. He’s a great ball player, but in 2012, Trout and Stanton are not the two best in the league.

MetsMagic
3 years 12 days ago

Trout has been the best player in baseball this year. You can’t debate that.

jimmy nick
3 years 12 days ago

Trout is great but I pick Miguel Cabrera as the best player this year, he deserves an MVP award!

Tko11
Tko11
3 years 11 days ago

Cabrera is always overlooked in the MVP selection…year after year he puts up great numbers and yet he is barely discussed when it comes to the MVP award.

Jason_F
3 years 12 days ago

I’d love to hear your rationalization behind someone else being better than Trout thus far in 2012…

Tesseract
3 years 12 days ago

When you consider age as a factor, Trout, Stanton and Harper are the top players and will likely have a huge impact in year and years to come.

feathers
3 years 12 days ago

Don’t get in a rush to sign, Mr. Stanton. It might be in your best interest to hold out and see what direction the team is heading after the fiasco that is 2012.

stl_cards16
3 years 12 days ago

No matter the direction they choose, having Stanton locked up for years is not a bad thing.

Edit: nevermind, now I see you’re speaking from Stanton’s point of view. In which case, I can agree

Tesseract
3 years 12 days ago

From Stanton point of view it is in his best interest wait as long as possible. With the number he’s been posting he would crush arbitration and likely sign a albatross contract in a year or 2

Rangersalchamps
3 years 11 days ago

10 Years 150mil

You Know Who
3 years 12 days ago

If he declines a long term deal the marlins will trade him which would be equally as exciting since that package would be insanely huge.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 12 days ago

Yayyyyyy more prospects.

rsanchez1
3 years 12 days ago

Giancarlo Stanton for Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, and CC Sabathia (lol).

notsureifsrs
3 years 12 days ago

stanton is younger than many top prospects. after the offseason they just had, there is no excuse for not paying him

Tesseract
3 years 12 days ago

The point of acquiring prospects is hoping that one day they will develop into solid Major Leaguers. But when you already have a solid major leaguer who is also one of the youngest players in the game, what is the point of trading him for prospects???

cookmeister
3 years 12 days ago

you missed the part about declining the contract extension and hitting FA

Tesseract
3 years 12 days ago

That’s true, and that is why the marlins should shed some money sooner rather than later to avoid him declining. Good example is andrew mccutchen. The pirates signed him at the best time possible, if they would have waited after this season, his agent would have asked for way more money!

Carlos Menjivar
2 years 11 months ago

Am sure the yanks will say yes to that, I don’t see them getting far this year in the playoffs, (if they even make it). Coming from a yankee fan btw.