Rooting for the Miami Marlins has to be one of the most difficult tasks in all of professional sports.
The amount of talent that has come through the Marlins organization has been immense, but nearly all of it has departed – either in free agency or trade.
But according to a league source, barring a dramatic change of events, Miami will not be locking up slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a long-term contract. At least, such an agreement would not take place on Friday.
“It’s not going to happen,” the league source said.
It’s assumed the inability to get an extension done is due to Stanton, not the Marlins.
The power hitter will become a free agent after the 2016 season and likely wants to see how much the Marlins will have improved during the next few years before committing himself to the franchise.