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.


23 Responses to Marlins Considering Extension For Stanton Leave a Reply

  1. hardcoreforhardcore 3 years 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.

  2. Mo_GOAT 3 years ago

    Only to trade him like 2 years later

  3. jb226 3 years ago

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

  4. rsanchez1 3 years 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.

  5. Devon Henry 3 years ago

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

    • Me 3 years 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 ago

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

        • jimmy nick 3 years ago

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

          • Tko11 3 years 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 ago

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

      • $21621694 3 years 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.

  6. $20404099 3 years 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 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

      • $21621694 3 years 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

  7. Rangersalchamps 3 years ago

    10 Years 150mil

  8. You Know Who 3 years 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.

  9. YanksFanSince78 3 years ago

    Yayyyyyy more prospects.

  10. rsanchez1 3 years ago

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

  11. notsureifsrs 3 years ago

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

  12. $21621694 3 years 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???

  13. cookmeister 3 years ago

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

  14. $21621694 3 years 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!

  15. Carlos Menjivar 3 years 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.

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