The Miami Marlins have a dubious reputation when it comes to retaining their best players. But a new report from Bob Nightengale claims the organization plans to change that image this winter. The team with the lowest payroll in baseball is ready to open up its purse and spend to win. That will start with star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.
The Marlins apparently plan to offer MVP candidate Giancarlo Stanton the biggest contract in franchise history this offseason. And even if they can’t get Stanton locked in long-term, they say they will keep him through at least the 2015 season, and plan to build a championship team with their big slugger as the centerpiece.