The Miami (formerly known as the Florida) Marlins have made some key roster moves over the last couple of years. It was clear that nobody on this roster besides outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was safe as they have dealt Hanley Ramirez and some other players who were around for awhile.
The team has made it clear that they will be holding onto Stanton for as long as they can, but may not have him for long. I’m sure once he’s a free agent he’ll move on unless this team is able to bring in some winning talent and turn things around.
Today they were able to avoid arbitration with the right handed power hitter as both sides were able to agree on a one year, $6.5 million contract according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter.
Stanton gets $6.5M from #Marlins, plus $100K for 600 PAs. Two sides avoid arbitration – a coup, considering their contentious history.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 17, 2014
Giancarlo hit 24 home runs and 62 RBI’s with a batting line of .249/.365/.480 while being limited to only 116 games this year.
Right handed pitcher Steve Cishek’s deal is a one year, $3.8 million according to Juan C. Rodriguez on Twitter.
RHP Steve Cishek and #Marlins agree on $3.8M one-year deal, avoiding arb
— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) January 17, 2014
Cishek finished the year with a 4-6 record with a 2.33 ERA. He appeared in 69 games and was able to pick up 34 saves in 36 opportunities.