Giancarlo Stanton is an absolute beast, and the Marlins are making moves to keep him in Miami for a long, long time.
Stanton is set to sign a monstrous deal — something to the tune of $325 million over 13 years — that would make the 25-year old slugger the highest paid player in MLB history, CBS Sports reports.
The Marlins have made some questionable moves since moving to Miami (read: trading away Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle), but this deal comes as a no-brainer.
The Herculean-right fielder is one of baseball’s most electric players to watch, and he led the National League in home runs (37) despite missing the last few weeks of the season with a gruesome injury.
Sources close to Stanton claim the 2014 NL MVP runner-up loves Miami and the new direction manager Mike Redmond is taking with the club’s abundance of young talent, and that this contract reflects a conscientious effort — on the part of the Marlins — to keep their superstar happy.
Not only is Stanton’s deal three times larger than the previous highest in club history, it reportedly has a special “no trade provision” that allows Stanton to veto any possible trade he isn’t happy with.
Unfortunately for his NL East opponents, Stanton might be doing this in Miami until he turns 38.