(The Lyfe News) The 25 year old Giancarlo Stanton just became the highest paid player in the history of American sports when he signs a $325 million, 13-year contract with the Miami Marlins.
The blockbuster deal exceeds the previous highest contract of Alex Rodriquez with the Yankees in 2008, which has provided the chronically juiced A-Rod with $275 million over ten years.
Stanton hit 37 homeruns for the Marlins last season and knocked in 105 RBIs. His batting average of .288 plus drawing 94 walks gave Stanton a .395 on base percentage, rendering him fourth in Major League Baseball.
Since the outfielder came into the league in 2010 he has hit 154 home runs, averaging a little over 30 dingers per year.
So now that the Marlins shelled out that much money on one player, who happens to be injury prone… Will they build the right pieces around him to even be contenters for 2015 and beyond??? Right now I don’t see that happening.
What’s your thoughts???