One particular baseball player is waking up a very happy, and rich, man. Miami Marlins right fielder, Giancarlo Stanton, just snagged the largest sports contract in U.S. history. He has agreed to a 13 year, $325 million deal. What this really translates to is that he will end up making $68,000 per day. Not too shabby for a day’s worth of work.
The New York Daily News reported that Stanton also has an opt-out clause after six years included in this mega-contract deal. This gives him the decision to escape if he so chooses. In addition, he also is said to have a full no-trade protection, which goes against the Marlins policy. It seems that they are pulling out all the stops for the two-time All-Star player.
Team owner Jeffery Loria called it ‘the most lucrative deal for an American athlete.’ It is indeed as Stanton will rake in about $25 million per season.
It’s a landmark moment for the franchise and Giancarlo,” Loria said. ”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.
This partnership between the 25-year-old slugger and the baseball team that has brought so much fame and fortune into his life is expected to be announced at a Miami news conference on Wednesday at 11 a.m. This multi-million deal even exceeds the contracts of both Detroit Tigers player Miguel Cabrera, who has a $292 million, 10-year deal, and Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees who previously had a $275 million deal.
This is considered a big risk for the Marlins who are known for having the smallest payroll in baseball. They have yet to make playoffs since 2003, but you just never know what can happen in the world of pro baseball. Maybe 2015 will be a game changer for the team with Giancarlo Stanton on board for at least six years.
In celebration of his new found success, Stanton is said to have popped open the cork of a $20,000 bottle of champagne at a nightclub in Miami. Yes, this guy is a happy camper. He is the talk of the sports world right now and many are saying that he is worth every penny. He is definitely considered the $325 million man.