The Cardinals will officially announce their five-year extension with Yadier Molina this afternoon. In the meantime, here are some extension-related links…
- Eric Hosmer told Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star that he's more open to signing a long-term deal with the Royals now that his friend Salvador Perez has an extension that will keep him in Kansas City. Perez signed a five-year, $7MM deal earlier in the week.
- The Marlins haven't yet tried to go long-term with Giancarlo Stanton, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets. Mike Axisa previewed a possible extension for Stanton, who went by the name of Mike for his first two seasons in the Major Leagues. He is under team control through 2016
- Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks ahead to the Cardinals' future payroll commitments and points out that Albert Pujols' decision to sign with the Angels probably helped the Cardinals retain Molina long-term.
If my name was Giancarlo, I would go by Mike as well.
Giancarlo Stanton sounds like he has a future as a telenovela star if this baseball thing doesn’t work out.
…Giancarlo? Say what? WHAT?
throw crazy money at almost every free agent on the market without hesitation, but don’t even broach the subject of an extension with stanton? the two florida teams could not be any more different
Agreed. The Marlins should lock Stanton up to a 10yr deal pronto.
As long as Loria does not turn into another Hueizinga and dismantle as quickly as he builds.. Think most will be happy here.
Most will be happy and know if he intentions are true when he starts addressing the LT contracts with the core of the team.. Stanton/Sanchez, even Bonifacio for a couple of years, or at least buying out his arbitration years.
Funny thing? Lots of talk, even a HUGE topic on Cameron Maybin and buying out his arbitration years and Maybin..After watching him play (and horribly might add) for several years with the Fish.. All of a sudden has a half way decent year for the Padres and all their fan base is clamoring for an extension upwards of 10m.. Bonifacio may not have his glove, but he has the bat x2 and can play every position on the diamond (ex P&C), plus has his speed and not **1** word about locking up Emilio to his F Agency years??
Fish have 3 years of control left and he is more important than many think, even some Fish fans.
Half-way decent? Going by fWar, he was the sixth most valuable CFer in all of baseball (Bonifacio would be twelfth).
And twice the bat? Let’s take a look:
A significant difference for Bonifacio in average and OBP, but Maybin is not the slouch offensively you make him out to be.
Bonifacio plays everywhere on the diamond and really? is not a great fielder at any position.. The glove is where Maybin shines and as someone who watched Maybin with the Fish for years? Sorry, but have to see him do it again before a low payroll team can afford to pay 10m +/- contract to someone who looked totally lost at the plate their entire professional career until 2011.
Bonifacio was hitting some until 2011, not great, is failures were in utilizing his speed and pretty much? being what he still is.. A man without a position.
Just afraid that if the padres go out and give Maybin that deal, he will revert to the guy i watched for the previous 3 seasons with the Fish.. And it was not pretty either..
In truth, I cheated and slotted Bonifacio on the WAR leaderboard for CFers (I’m sure there’s a minimum game/innings amount he’s missing out on because of his versatility).
Maybin did have a big jump, and it could be that he regresses some this year, but even if he’s floating around .250/.310/.370, his defense and speed should more than pay for a contract with an AAV of $5 million. The Padres, being on the cusp of a new television deal, could easily afford that if Maybin goes sour and it should provide the fanbase with some hope that the organization is trying to retain some of its more valuable talent.
“Hey since he is giong by Giancarlo Stanton does that mean I can take the name Mike Stanton now?” – Leo Nunez.
Blowing all that money freed up by not re-signing Pujols, huh?
I quess Pirates fans won’t see Andrew McCutchen or Neil Walker in here anytime soon. Please don’t trade them!!
Fish need to worry about Sanchez before they do Stanton. Sanchez can leave next year and will leave a mammoth hole in the rotation if he walks.
Giancarlo sounds like a cool name. Definately hard to confuse it with Mike. The broadcasters in Miami will dig it. He should go by his nickname- Bigfoot.
I can’t wait until some of the dimmer bulbs in my fantasy league pass on him because they don’t know who “Giancarlo” is.
Edit: And now I see I was late on that joke be a good 4 hours. Yay me.
How do you get Mike out Giancarlo? Did he open up a phonebook and flip to a random page and use the first name? :p