MLB Rumors: Giancarlo Stanton open to Miami Marlins extension

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

The Miami Marlins have been more than open with their hopes of signing Giancarlo Stanton to a contract extension. The feeling hasn’t been mutual however as Stanton has avoided the subject in recent weeks/months.

It was an understandable stance from Stanton considering the Marlins current ownership isn’t exactly known for their ability to put a winning product on the field and Stanton didn’t want to commit his future with the organization.

But according to Joe Frisaro, Stanton is now open to an extension.

“I want some team security as well,” Staton told MLB.com on Monday night. “I’m very pleased with how things panned out for me. But I would like to see it grow. I have my security, somewhat now. I’d like to see a team full of that, which we are going in the right direction.”

Stanton is under team control through the 2016 season so, it’s possible Stanton might just be looking for a two or three year deal, which would essentially buyout his arbitration eligible years.

The slugger said he does not anticipate an extension getting done during the season.

Topics: Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

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