Sep 11, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits an RBI single during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Giancarlo Stanton unlikely to sign contract extension with Marlins

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.

That’s something that very well could happen with slugger Giancarlo Stanton, this according to Fish Pond who reports a contract extension between the Marlins and Stanton is ‘not going to happen’.

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.

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  • Chris Logel

    That assumption not necessarily correct. All reports have Miami not even offering him a contract yet. Sad…