Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton this week signed the largest contract in sports history, 13 years 325 million dollars! Pause for a moment and think what you would do with that much money, my mind is spinning just imagining that, but I don’t think I will have to
worry about that.
In no way do I think any one player is worth 300 million dollars however, Stanton is a great player and the face of the Marlins right now, so it is great deal for him. In his very short career he has hit some baseballs that haven’t come down yet, a pitchers worst nightmare who can strike at anytime!
This deal is really player friendly as well, with an opt out option after 6 years, if the Marlins aren’t competitive enough for him he can explore other options. This deal is a huge win for Stanton, but for the Marlins its up in the air because of the injury factor and wether they can put the talent around him to chase many championships.
One thing is for sure being a Braves fan I will see a lot of Stanton, and he will cause many headaches for everyone around the league. It’s going to be interesting to see how this deal plays out!