November 23rd, 2014
So, we witnessed the biggest deal in MLB history get signed this week, with Giancarlo Stanton (OF, MIA) signing a $325M deal over 13 years. On the surface this looks like a ridiculous contract (let’s be clear, it is…), but don’t forget who Stanton signed this deal with – Jeffrey Loria, the biggest piece of poo to ever exist in the MLB owners pool (by a lot).
The deal is really two deals in one if you break it down – the first 6 years are worth $107M (AAV of about $18M), with Stanton ”only” getting $30M over the first three years to help the team sign other talent. After 6 years Stanton can opt out (at age 31), which everyone in the world thinks he