Marlins president David Samson: Giancarlo Stanton will be on 2015 Marlins

September 30, 2014 - 11:13 am
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Marlins president David Samson told the Miami Herald that the team plans to discuss a long-term extension with outfielder Giancarlo Stanton -- who hit .288 with a .395 OBP and .555 slugging mark while leading the National League with 37 homers despite missing the final weeks of the season after getting beaned by a pitch -- this coming offseason. That said, Samson also said that the team would not consider trading Stanton even in the absence of a long-term deal. "He'€™s on this team [in 2015] either way," Samson told the Herald. "I can't wait until after the season to sit down with Giancarlo and [agent] Joel Wolfe and talk about contract. We'€™re ready. We want him to be a Marlin well past his arbitration years. "We hope that he believes in us and believes in Miami and believes in the direction of this team and recognizes that he has a chance to be the leader of a successful team for many years to come." Stanton, 24, is under Marlins team control for two more years before he's eligible for free agency following the 2016 campaign. He made $6.5 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility in 2014.

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