The Marlins have agreed to a one-year deal with Giancarlo Stanton, thereby avoiding arbitration, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Miami Sun Sentinel (on Twitter). Rodriguez tweets that Stanton will earn $6.5MM in 2014, while Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that he'll earn an additional $100K if he reaches 600 PAs.
The slugging 24-year-old was projected to earn $4.8MM by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz, though Swartz further explained that a substantially higher number would not be surprising. Given the reportedly rocky relationship between Stanton and the Fish, the two sides' ability to reach agreement on a challenging arbitration case would seem to bode well for harmony going forward.
All recent reports have indicated that Stanton is not likely to be dealt over the current off-season, and it will be worth watching to see whether any momentum could build toward an extension. Stanton would reach the open market before the 2017 season if a new deal is not reached in the meantime.
Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Fish have also avoided arbitration with closer Steve Cishek (Twitter link). The side-arming righty will earn $3.8MM in 2014.
The 27-year-old had projected to land at $3.2MM for his Super Two arbitration year. Cishek has established himself as a strong big leaguer, with a career 2.48 ERA in 192 1/3 innings. That mark has not strayed above 2.69 in any one season, and last year it checked in at a sturdy 2.33 earned per nine. Cishek maintained a stellar strikeout rate (9.6 K/9) in 2013 while improving his command (career-low 2.8 BB/9). He still carries three more years of team control.
stanton to seattle for the following
Who is Choi and Pike I hope not relief pitchers.
choi 1st basemen and tyler pike starting pitchers
go to the mariners website Ji-Man Choi and you can see tyler pike #4 prospect http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2013/index.jsp?c_id=sea#list=sea
1st basemen and starting pitcher
thank you for replying.
think of choi of a sin soo choo but better on base percentage and younger and tyler pike 19 years old from double a clinton 7-4 2.39 era
Choo had an OBP of .423 last year (good for 4th in the MLB and 2nd in the NL) I don’t think Choi can be said to be Choo with better OBP!
You sure about that? Choo’s career OBP is .389.
in the 3 years that choi has been in the minor leagues his career obp is 411 so yea i am sure
Minor League stat don’t always (in fact normally don’t) translate to the MLB. For example Brandon Wood hit 20-40 HR a year in the minor and then hit 18 in 5 MLB seasons. Mike Tout (the best player in the MLB) saw his OBP drop 25 points when he moved up to the MLB.
Bottom line minor league stats are NOT MLB stats!
Funny thing is Trout stunk when he was first called up in 2011.. I use that fact when people complain about a young players struggles in his first taste of big leagues..
Giancarlo is already too expensive for Miami. Haha
Smart move by Fins to overpay and attempt to buy some goodwill. Still think Stanton will be a Ranger by midseason or next.
The Choo signing and the Fielder/Kinsler trade very well may have taken TEX out of the running for Stanton. They have a highly paid impact bat in the OF and 1B now and after trading Kinsler they can no longer include Profar in a trade for Stanton.
If they really wanted to they could trade Profar, I doubt the Marlins would object if Texas wanted a MLB 2B back. Nobody major just someone you can pencil in everyday.
Rangers have the prospects for Stanton still.
Stanton-Fielder would probably be the best #3 and #4 hitters in the game.
Don’t be surprised if you see a deal between the Dodgers and the Marlins in which Stanton and Puig change uniforms. It would be beneficial to both clubs, and certainly looks doable, and desirable for both clubs for rather obvious reasons.
Puig will have to mature a lot before any trade happens.