Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:06:20 -0800
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (face) will wear a personalized mask attached to his batting helmet during spring training. The 25-year-old outfielder was hit by a fastball last September and broke his orbital bone and damaged five teeth. It is not known whether Stanton will wear the mask during the regular season.
Fantasy Tip: The reigning National League home run leader, Stanton should be viewed as a potential top-five selection in drafts. He is arguably the top power hitter in baseball and will be hitting in an improved Marlins lineup this season.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:43:41 -0800
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (face) said he is fully recovered from being hit by a pitch in the face last September. His eyesight is fine, and he has no pain or fear about facing live pitching again. "What happened to me isn't one of my focuses to get past," Stanton said. "I'm just looking at this as a normal spring training." However, he will try out a face guard to protect his left cheek this spring.
Fantasy Tip: The only question about Stanton this year is whether the beaning incident will affect him at the plate for pitches up and in. It's unlikely to be a factor, but keep an eye on him in spring training. Otherwise, he's a top-five fantasy baseball pick.
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:33:52 -0800
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (face), who is ready to start spring training without any limitations, will wear a protective guard on his helmet during spring training. He has tested his new gear in offseason workouts, and he's expected to be ready to go when the team starts workouts Feb. 24 in Florida. Stanton said last week that some additional dental work still has to be done, and he doesn't have complete feeling in a small portion of his lip. Barring any issues, Stanton will continue to wear the guard during the regular season.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:45:19 -0800
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton would be walking away from $218 million over the final seven years if he opts out of his 13-year, $325 million deal after the first six seasons, according to sources familiar with the contract. Stanton was motivated to help the team with financial flexibility that he agreed to a backloaded contract that will pay him only $30 million over the first three years. Stanton will make $6.5 million in 2015, $9 million in 2016 and $14.5 million in 2017.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:32:03 -0800
The Miami Marlins agreed with OF Giancarlo Stanton on a 13-year, $325 million contract extension Monday, Nov. 17. The deal will include an opt-out clause and a no-trade provision, according to sources. Stanton will be able to opt out sometime around the fifth or sixth year of the deal. The deal is the largest in North American sports history.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:24:34 -0800
Updating a previous report, Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton's contract extension is not considered imminent, according to sources.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:22:19 -0800
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton and the team are closing in on a 13-year, $325 million contract, which is expected to have a no-trade and opt-out clause.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:38:26 -0800
Updating previous reports, Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton's contract talks have reached figures around 12 years and $320 million, according to a source.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:19:55 -0800
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton and the organization are discussing a 10-year, $300 million contract, according to league sources. Although, general manager Dan Jennings said, "I wouldn't say we're close to anything."
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:32:07 -0800
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton may be the first ever player in team history to receive a full no-trade clause as part of a contract extension under owner Jeffrey Loria. "We want the player to be a Marlin," president of baseball operations Mike Hill said. "It's been an organizational policy, but you are talking about a star talent. You look at the marketplace and what other stars have gotten. It will be a topic of discussion."