Whoa Nelly! From Rosenthal:
Would Giancarlo Stanton turn down the biggest contract in professional sports history?
The Miami Marlins apparently intend to find out.
The two sides are discussing a deal that would be for at least 10 years and at least $300 million, according to major-league sources.
At the moment, Miguel Cabrera has the largest contract in baseball at ten years and $292 million. Stanton, of course, is way younger than Cabrera was when he signed that.
There is no comment from Stanton’s people. They’re probably trying to wrap their brains around this. Whether it’s in the form of an actual offer or if this is just stuff leaked to the press in order to create the perception that Stanton is the intractable one if a deal is not reached. Which, yes, is cynical of me to say, but the Marlins have created a situation over the years to where their motivations aren’t entitled to immediate deference.