Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

It’s Official: Giancarlo Stanton Signs Record $325M Deal

“He wants to be the man, and he’s good enough to assume that mantle,” Marlins president David Samson said Wednesday.

11/19/2014

Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Do Mega-Contracts In MLB Make Sense?

Stanton is now 25 years old. At the end of his contract he will be 38. On the “average,” will he be worth $25 million a year?

11/19/2014

Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Great Expectations — A Dickens Of A Task For Giancarlo Stanton

Forget about the Marlins or their fan base. I wonder about the $325-million man who has set himself up to live under unfathomable pressure.

11/18/2014

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 25, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Heyman: Marlins, Stanton Agree To Record 13-Year, $325 Million Extension

Heyman reports that the 25-year-old will have both an early opt-out clause and a no-trade provision in his contract.

11/17/2014

The Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Aug. 25, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Heyman: Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins Closing In On Monster Contract

According to CBSSports.com and WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Miami Marlins are prepared to give their 25-year-old slugger a “landmark” deal.

11/14/2014

Henderson Alvarez #37 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch in the first inning during a game against the New York Mets on September 17, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Alvarez Pitches Marlins To 4-3 Win Over Mets

Alvarez ended a three-start winless streak, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-3 Wednesday night to finish a trying 10-game trip.

09/18/2014

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 03:  Adeiny Hechavarria #3 of the Miami Marlins turns a double play as Kirk Nieuwenhuis #9 of the New York Mets slides into second during a game at Marlins Park on September 3, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Mets Edge Marlins 4-3 In Spite Of Late Stanton Home Run

Travis d’Arnaud hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the New York Mets to a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.

09/03/2014

Dilson Herrera of the New York Mets runs the bases after hitting a home run during the third inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 1, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Mets Guilty Of 6 Errors — 2 By Herrera — In Bad Loss To Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 34th home run and the Miami Marlins scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the New York Mets 9-6 on Monday.

09/02/2014

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits a single during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park on August 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Palladino: August Numbers Emphasize Mets’ Need For Castro Or Stanton

This lineup has got to go, at all costs. Guys like Castro and Stanton have got to be looking like attractive targets right now, regardless of money or the talent outlay to get them.

08/20/2014

MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim singles in the top of the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 01, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Compelling Stories On West Coast Dominate As MLB Second Half Begins

Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series of smiles for players and fans. But the break is over now, and the real fun begins Friday night. It should be quite an exciting ride to the finish line.

07/17/2014

Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Kallet: Surging Mets Need To Get An Impact Bat And Go For It

There’s no reason to wait anymore. We’ve waited long enough. Make your move, Sandy, and let’s see what this club can do.

07/16/2014

Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on July 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

With Pitching Dominating The Game, Should MLB Lower The Mound?

Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

07/15/2014

American League All-Star Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland A's bats during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yoenis Cespedes Tops Todd Frazier In Final, Wins 2nd Straight HR Derby

Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star skills contest in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round Monday night.

07/15/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/11/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 03: Matt Adams #53 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on prior to the start of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 3, 2013 in Anaheim, California.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Sleepers And Busts

CBS Local Sports breaks down potential sleepers and busts for your fantasy baseball draft.

03/13/2014

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