Marlins Have Discussed Extension For Giancarlo Stanton

Mar 6, 2012; Jupiter, FL. USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) connects for a base hit against the Detroit Tigers at Roger Dean Stadium. The Tigers defeated the Marlins 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

Not too long after the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a six-year contract extension with outfielder Andrew McCutchen, ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Miami Marlins have talked about presenting their own young star outfielder, Giancarlo Stanton with a contract offer that includes a "big, crooked number."

Considering that McCutchen signed for $51.5 million with two years of service time, Stanton should be able to get an absolutely massive deal even though he's at least five years from reaching free agency. Obvious comparisons for Stanton include McCutchen, Justin Upton (signed for $50 million), Jay Bruce ($51 million) and Carlos Gonzalez ($80 million).


Marlins Season Preview: Meet Giancarlo Stanton (via SB Nation's Fish Stripes)


Last season, Stanton put up historically great power numbers as a 21-year-old, smacking 34 home runs and 30 doubles in 150 games for the Marlins. There probably isn't a player in the sport with a better shot at hitting 50 homers in a season soon.

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