Updated 05:49 AM EDT, Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Giancarlo Stanton $325 Million Contract Biggest in History?

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The recent contract extension of Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton is said to be the biggest contract in history which is worth $325 million for 13 years.

In a Bleacher Report video discussion, it was explained that Stanton is deserving of the said deal since he is on his prime at the young age of 25.

Yahoo Sports, on the other hand, wrote that with this "richest contract" in sports history, the National League MVP runner-up would be kept in Miami until 2027 or until he is 38.

The deal of the Marlins included a no-trade clause and an opt-out chance after six years upon signing the contract but Yahoo Sport added that these conditions are "unusual" for the Marlins.

Stanton was supposed to be on his way to free agency in two years and according to reports, he seemed "reluctant" to make commitments to an organization that "frequently changed," Yahoo Sports noted.

Marlins' owner Jeffrey Loria expressed his joy to be able to keep Stanton, who has made 154 homes in five Major League seasons.

"I'm happy for the city, I'm happy for him and I'm thrilled for baseball. Besides being a terrific athlete, he's a first-class young man. I've loved watching him play, but I love this kid. He's just a special young man," Loria told BBC.

The team owner also told ESPN that this is considered to be a "landmark moment" for the franchise and Stanton. "And it's for the city and fans to rally around," Loria added.

Stanton's contract is reportedly higher than the $292 million, 10-year deal of Miguel Cabrera with the Detroit Tigers and the $275 million, 10-year contract of Alex Rodriguez with the New York Yankees prior to the 2008 season.

"Giancarlo Stanton has come of age, and he's going to be here a long time. It's wonderful to have a young man this caliber, integrity and ability, and I'm very happy," Loria added.

But Yahoo Sports pointed out that this new deal of Stanton could also not make the team win since it would be difficult to afford other free agents in the league.

Prior to this, Stanton has recently experienced an almost career-ending injury when he was hit on the face by Mike Fiers during a game in Milwaukee last September. Stanton is still reportedly recovering from his injury and regaining his health.

"You understand how things can happen," he told Yahoo Sports.

Time noted that signing Stanton in this big contract "is likely designed to inject new momentum in the franchise's fan base, after years of disappointment." The report was referring to the team's failed attempt to reach the playoff in 2003 and its lowest payroll rating this year.

More details on the Stanton deal is expected to be released by the team later this week in a press conference.

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