The out-of-field player Giancarlo Stanton recently signed a 13-year record-breaking contract worth $ 325 million (about VND 6,922 billion), with the Miami Marlins Club at the American Professional Baseball League.
The new deal surpassed two previous record deals in baseball. In March 2014, Miguel Cabrera struck a $ 291 million ten-year contract with the Detroit Tigers. Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez won a $ 275 million ten-year contract with York Yankees in 2008.
Stanton’s new contract is also worth more and lasts longer than the terrible deals of some athletes in other sports. Floyd Mayweather boxer pocketed $ 206 million for a six-match deal over a 30-month period. LA Lakers basketball legend Kobe Bryant signed a $ 136 million seven-year contract in 2004. Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is currently earning $ 52 million per season (plus an additional 28 million words) advertising), but his contract is only four years. The ice hockey star, Alexander Ovechkin, won a $ 124 million contract with the Washington Capitals at the age of 22, from 2009 to 2021.
Earning a contract broke many records, but Stanton did not think that he had won the lottery as some public opinion.
“People like to talk about the record-breaking money record and the deadline, but I just want the record on the field. I want to do great things in matches and that’s the most important thing for me, “Stanton said at the press conference.
The 25-year-old California star also said: “The contract I just signed is not a special lottery ticket. It is just a new beginning for the job and as a new task for this city. It was like a great responsibility and I was ready to take it on. ”
The Miami Marlins is owned by art auction specialist Jeffrey Loria. The club hopes that Stanton’s form will help heal all the disagreements between the team and the fans who are frustrated because they think that the cost of paying the star’s wages and taxes should be used. to build a new baseball field for the team.
Last year’s Miami Marlins ranked only 27th out of 30 teams in the American Professional Baseball League (MLB), but still attracted about 21,000 spectators per game.
Giancarlo Stanton will play for the Miami Marlins until 2027, but he has the right to choose to leave after six years. Having joined the Marlins since 2007 and launched the MLB in 2010, Stanton is now among the best players in the American professional league. Last season, he made a big contribution to help the team win 37 home games to become the first player in Marlin’s history to receive the Hank Aaron Award for the best out-of-field player. He was twice named in the MLB star squad in 2012 and 2014 seasons.