*****Twenty-five millions dollars a year over 13 years, for a total of 325 million dollars and that’s quite a deal for Giancarlo(Mike) Stanton, the former Greensboro Grasshoppers’ outfielder…I can still remember calling this guy’s 39th home run of the season on Labor Day Weekend(a Sunday night game), back in say what, 2007.*****
(He will be making $154,321 per game.)
MIAMI — The Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won’t be, either.
Stanton agreed to terms with the team Monday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, Miami owner Jeffrey Loria said. It’s the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 million per season, or $154,321 per game.
The deal includes a no-trade clause, and Stanton can opt out after six years, Loria said. A news conference was planned Wednesday.
“It’s a landmark moment for the franchise and Giancarlo, and it’s for the city and fans to rally around,” Loria said.