Does Giancarlo Stanton Deserve an Extension?By
Miami Marlins’ young outfield slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been giving the team his all in the two seasons in which he has played. In his two seasons, Stanton has batted .261/.344/.525 and hit 56 homers while batting in 146 runs. Those numbers sum up just a few reasons why the young slugger deserves a new contract with the Fish, most likely one that locks him up for many years to come.
However, as the news has it, there are conflicting ideas on whether the Marlins have actually discussed giving the 22-year-old outfielder a significant extension. ESPN.com’s Buster Olney was reporting Thursday that the Marlins were going to give him something large. However, Peter Gammons reported that no such offer has been made yet.
The question to many, as always, is whether Stanton deserves the extension. Compared to four other outfielders of similar mold listed below that have received recent extensions (Justin Upton, Jay Bruce, Carlos Gonzalez and Andrew McCutchen) Stanton boasts the highest WAR of the group (5.7).
Players Extension 2011 WAR
|Justin Upton||$50 million||4.1 WAR|
|Jay Bruce||$51 million||1.2 WAR|
|Carlos Gonzalez||$80 million||2.6 WAR|
|Andrew McCutchen||$51.5 million||5.5 WAR|
|Giancarlo Stanton||No Extension||5.7 WAR|
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