Giancarlo Stanton Signs Record 13 YRs/$325 MIL Deal, Will He Be Worth It? + Top 50 Salary Deals ALL – Time

 

Giancarlo Stanton, who will turn just 25 in a few days, ended the year with the HR crown at 37 and added 105 RBI - to win the Hank Aaron Award. With the big slugger due for huge Arbitration awards in the next few years, the club starting

Giancarlo Stanton, who will turn just 25 in a few days, ended the year with the HR crown at 37 and added 105 RBI in just 539 AB before having his season ended with a Hit By Pitch. With the big slugger due for huge Arbitration awards in the next few years, the club started bargaining withe their young superstar towards a long-term contract once the year was over.  They came up with a record breaking 13 Year Deal worth $325 MIL at the end of it.  Stanton also holds his own ticket for the future as well, with a full no no-trade clause, and an opt year after the 2020 campaign.

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With the ink not even being finalized on the historic deal between the Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton, it has been confirmed the deal is for 13 years at a clip of $325 MIL.

Among the provisions includes a no-trade clause, and an opt-out after the 2020 season, which would be 6 years into the deal.

It will be interesting to see how the dollars are broken up per year.  If I were Stanton, I would have wanted for the Annual Average money be even throughout the pact, otherwise I may be leery of the club trying to let him walk out after the 6 years – by not having a competitive club.

Although, if it is back end loaded the team would certainly have the flexibility to spend more cash on their current roster for the next 6 campaigns,  Tough dilemma for sure to be in.

No matter how long the 2014 NL MVP runnerup stays in South Beach, this is a smart business transaction for the franchise, regardless of the outcome.  It just may backfire from a baseball operational sense in terms of finances for signing other players too.

The Miami Marlins had to do this contract to save face from the 2012 break up of the squad.  Now while the big blockbuster trade has given the team the ability to contend for a playoff spot in the near future – and was a smart organizational move, as the fans also have been sold a bill of goods from the Marlins ownership since day 1 of the teams existence.

This is a marketing plan as much as anything that will be brought forth by the baseball impact.  Stanton is the marquee player on the team, and trading him away in the next 2 years would have had a devastating effect on the fanbase.

One isn’t sure whether they can sustain enough revenues to produce a winning product on the field for an extended period of time, however having the most dynamic power hitter in your lineup for the next 13 years will be a nice reason to come to the yard.

MLB Reports Junior Reporter Interviews with Giancarlo Stanton.  He is a great ambassador for his team, and should play at least 11 years with the club, and potentially his entire career if he stays throughout the new 13 year contract.

MLB Reports Junior Reporter Haley Smilow Interviews with Giancarlo Stanton. He is a great ambassador for his team, and should play at least 11 years with the club, and potentially his entire career if he stays throughout the new 13 year contract.  After 5 years of play, he has already crushed 154 HRs, and that was with significant time missed due to injury.  The Marlins are hoping he can remain healthy and become A future Hall of Famer in their organization.  Stanton holds a career 3 Slash Line of .270/.364/.540, but held a .950 OPS in 2014 season, in which he won a Silver Sliugger Award, the Hank Aaron Award, and finished 2nd in NL MVP Voting.  His contract will pay him an average of $25 MIL per year from 2015 – 2027.

Stanton’s agents (Wasserman Media Group) carefully crafted this negotiation to have their player receive the full amount of cash they could syphon out of Miami’s ownership, and have a deal where here is guaranteed $325 MIL, and the player holds the cards on his next move should he want out of Florida in  future years.

After 2020, Stanton will have played for the franchise for 11 seasons overall, and he will be just 31 years old. If he is still playing at a level he reached this year, he could still sign another mega deal, and who knows for how much annually he could come up with on the open market.  It may very well be more than the $25 MIL per annum the current contract would fetch.

This is risky for the Marlins in the sense that Stanton has faced many health issues in his young playing career, including ending the season nursing his face back from a Hit By Pitch.

The effects of that HBP won’t be known until next year, but perhaps it may have accelerated Stanton to push for a long-term guaranteed deal right now, before he risked further injury in 2015.

If Stanton leaves the Miami franchise after 2020, and the money is equal throughout the time until that point, a 6 YR/$150 MIL deal for the National League’s 2014 Hank Aaron Award winner, is a great deal.  If he were a Free Agent right now, it would probably take a minimum 10 YRs/$300 MIL to sign him.

Again, with a lot of these humungous contracts we have seen get doled out by other clubs in MLB history, Stanton may not be with the same club for the entire duration of the deal either.

Provided the man can still pulverize the baseball beyond 2020, he could always waive his “no-trade clause” from 2021 – 2027, and head for a  new destination for himself if Miami wasn’t to his liking.

Among the risks by the Marlins organization here, are the specifics of insurance.  Having a player with a monster amount of cash coming to him like this, they can never have insurance range for the majority of the money owed. 

Should Stanton suffer a career ending injury, Miami would be on the hook for most of the dollars owed.  Insurers just don’t cover the majority of big contracts anymore

This is a big leap of faith by Jeffrey Loria..  But needed to be done.

The core of the Marlins club are all under team control for the next 4 – 5 years, and by not signing Stanton to a deal beyond 2016, their window for competing would have been limited to just the next 2 years, or however long they held onto him..

If a deal wasn’t going to be reached, Stanton would have been likely traded by the end of the 2015 year,. and possibly mid way through it if the Miami squad fell out of the playoff race by the deadline next year.

Miami simply couldn’t have let the asset lose any value – when it is generational talent like this guy.

The clock is ticking right now for the Miami franchise to win in the next 3 – 5 years, while the team is not making as much money collectively besides their newly rich RF.

Much like the Nationals are now experiencing with their core players inching up to heavy Arbitration bucks, and towards some of them reaching Free Agency, that time will come for players like Jose FernandezChristian YelichMarcell OzunaAdeiny HechavarriaNathan Eovaldi and Jarred Cosart. in the coming seasons.

The NL East just became a lot tougher for the next 5 years.  It is also a good sign for the Miam ballclub, at least for the immediate future

The highest contracts in MLB history (Red means Active Contract)

 1. Giancarlo Stanton, $325, 000, 000 (2015 – 2027)

*2. Alex Rodriguez, $275,000,000 (2008-17)

*** With A-Rod’s suspension in 2014, he will forfeit $22.13 MIL bucks, so it will now end up 10 YRs/$252.87 MIL for the duration of his deal.  You can’t tell me he will be worth 40% of what the Yankees will be paying him next year, and all the way till the end of 2017

3. Alex Rodriguez, $252,000,000 (2001-10)

*4. Miguel Cabrera $248,000, 000 (2016 – 2023)

Go see #22.  He has the 3rd and 22nd top contracts of ALL – Time.  This contract doesn’t start until 2016.

*5Albert Pujols, $250,000,000 (2012-21)

*6. Robinson Cano$240,000,000 (2014 – 2023)

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Al Behrman/AP

*7. Joey Votto, $225,000,000 (2014-23)

*8.  Clayton Kershaw $215,000,000 (2014 – 2020)

*9. Prince Fielder, $214,000,000 (2012-20)

10. Derek Jeter, $189,000,000 (2001-10)

11. Joe Mauer, $184,000,000 (2011-18)

*T12. Mark Teixeira, $180,000,000 (2009-16)

*T12. Justin Verlander, $180,000,000 (2013-19)

*14. Felix Hernandez, $175,000,000 (2013-19)

*15. Buster Posey, $167,000,000 (2013-21)

*16. CC Sabathia, $161,000,000 (2009-15)

T-17. Manny Ramirez, $160,000,000 (2001-08)

*T-17. Matt Kemp, $160,000,000 (2012-19)

*19. Troy Tulowitzki, $157,750,000 (2011-20)

*20.  Masahiro Tanaka, $155,000,000 (2014 – 20) (Doesn’t include his $20 MIL posting fee)

*21. Adrian Gonzalez, $154,000,000 (2012-18

*22. Jacoby Ellsbury , $153,000,000 (2014-2020)

*23. Miguel Cabrera, $152,300,000 (2008-15)

*24. Zack Greinke, $147,000,000 (2013-18)

*25  Mike Trout, $144, 500, 000 (2015 – 2020)

*26Cole Hamels, $144,000,000 (2013-18) 

*27. Carl Crawford, $142,000,000 (2011-17)

28Todd Helton, $141,500,000 (2003-11)

*29David Wright, $138,000,000 (2013-20)

30. Johan Santana, $137,500,000 (2008-13)

*31Alfonso Soriano, $136,000,000 (2007-14)

*32.  Freddie Freeman, $135,000,000 (2014-21)

*33.  Shin-Soo Choo, $130,000,000 (2014-20)

*34. Matt Cain, $127,500,000 (2012-17)

T35. Vernon Wells, $126,000,000 (2008-14)

T-35 Barry Zito, $126,000,000 (2007-13)

*T-35 Jayson Werth, $126,000,000 (2011-17)

*T-38Ryan Howard, $125,000,000 (2012-16)

*T-38: Josh Hamilton, $125,000,000 (2013-17)

*40. CC Sabathia, $122,000,000 (2012-16)

41. Mike Hampton, $121,000,000 (2001-08)

T-42Jason Giambi, $120,000,000 (2002-08)

*T-42. Matt Holliday, $120,000,000 (2010-16)

*T-42:  Cliff Lee, $120,000,000 (2011-15)

*T-42: Elvis Andrus, $120,000,000(2015-22)

46Carlos Beltran, $119,000,000 (2005-11)

47.Ken Griffey Jr., $116,500,000 (2000-08)

*48. Jose Reyes, $106,000,000 (2012-17) 

T-49.  Homer Bailey$105,000,000 (2014 – 2019)

T-49Kevin Brown, $105,000,000 (1999-2005)

*T-49: Ryan Braun, $105,000,000 (2016-20)

Just Outside the Bar

*T-52Ryan Zimmerman,* $100,000,000 (2014-19)

*T-52. Evan Longoria, $100,000,000 (2017-22)

T-52Carlos Lee, $100,000,000 (2007-12) T-52. Albert Pujols, $100,000,000 (2004-10)

The Marlins took great strides in the NL East this year - and were on the periphery for the 2nd Wild Card Position until the recent Stanton injury.  With the club having plenty of money to spend, and a nice amount controllable players, the organization could vault into contention fast if the brass decides to spend some dough on Free Agent talent this winter.  Despite the forthcoming Stanton deal, many of the top young players are still in the early stages of their service clock.

The Marlins took great strides in the NL East this year – and were on the periphery for the 2nd Wild Card Position until the late season Stanton injury. Despite the forthcoming Stanton deal, many of the top young players are still in the early stages of their service clock.  As each year grows, there will be less available free money.  The team will also hope to see an increase on the fanbase coming to the New Marlins Ballpark.  Something that could happen knowing their superstar will staying in South Beach for some time

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I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker . In 2015, I watched 224 MLB Games, spanning all 30 MLB Parks in 183 Days. Read about that World Record Journey at https://mlbreports.com/183in2015/229sked2015/

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