Giancarlo Stanton expected to pay $141 million in taxes over the span of his new contract


Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton inked a record 13-year, $325 million contract with the Marlins last week. Hopefully, Stanton didn’t earmark all $325 million because, according to Bloomberg, the slugger is expected to pay $141 million in taxes over the life of the deal.

Bloomberg cites the work of Robert Raiola, a certified public accountant who specializes in sports and entertainment. He assumes Stanton will live in Florida and include federal, state, city, and payroll taxes. Stanton will also pay taxes, including a “jock tax” (a tax states levy on visiting professionals), for working in other states. Raiola estimates Stanton will pay $132.5 million in federal and payroll taxes and $8.5 million for the jock tax.

Video: Zack Greinke homers off of Clayton Kershaw

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Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke continued to swing a good stick, belting his third homer of the season on Monday night against the Dodgers. With the game tied 3-3 in the second inning, Greinke lined a 1-1 Clayton Kershaw fastball over the fence in left field for a solo homer.

Greinke is the third pitcher to homer off of Kershaw, joining Madison Bumgarner and Tyson Ross. He’s No. 4 if you count Brandon Woodruff‘s home run in Game 1 of the NLCS last year. Greinke now has three homers on the season, setting a career-high. He’s batting .314/.351/.686 with six RBI, seven runs scored, and a stolen base along with the trio of dingers. Absurd numbers from a pitcher.