The Marlins and slugger Giancarlo Stanton are discussing an extension that falls in the twelve-year, $325 million range, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, who last night said that the sides were talking about a contract that would span "at least" ten years and be worth more than $300 million.
Miami has been very public about their desire to lock up Stanton with a long-term deal, and recent reports have indicated that progress has been made as the sides continue talking. Both Stanton's agent Joel Wolfe and Marlins' general manager Dan Jennings did not respond to requests for comment when asked about the report from Rosenthal, which could indicate that something serious is in the works.
Stanton, who turned 25 last week, finished second in the NL MVP voting after hitting .288/.395/.555 with 37 home runs and 105 RBI in 145 games for the Marlins in 2014. He is a free agent after the 2016 season, and will be due for a hefty raise in arbitration this winter.
The Marlins are thought to be willing to waive their organizational policy and give Stanton a no-trade clause to get a deal done. The team is also reportedly exploring extensions with young players Jose Fernandez, Christian Yelich and Adeiny Hechavarria.