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Reactions to Giancarlo Stanton extension

Miami owner Jeffrey Loria confirmed Stanton accepted a 13 year, $325 million extension. Here are some reactions from around the league.

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-Giancarlo Stanton and the deal the Marlins had to make -

If Giancarlo Stanton was open to an extension, the Marlins had to meet his demands because of their weird legacy.

-Uh, about that 'Free Giancarlo Stanton' column ... I take it all back | FOX Sports

Some might suggest that is a good idea, considering the column I wrote about the Marlins on July 24, entitled, "Free Giancarlo Stanton." "C’mon Marlins, get on with it already," I began.

-Giancarlo Stanton's opt-out may not be bad news for Marlins -

At first blush, this would seem to be a troublesome wrinkle from the Marlins' standpoint. They'll pay dearly to lock up Stanton until his late 30s, but then Stanton can simply tear up the contract if he decides he can do better on the market. However, if Stanton winds up opting out, it won't be bad news for the Marlins -- at all.

-Giancarlo Stanton may actually prove to be worth reported $325M contract - MLB -

Baseball is reportedly on the verge of having its first $300 million man. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has reported that the Marlins have an agreement in place with slugger Giancarlo Stanton for a 13-year, $325 million extension, the largest in the history of North American professional team sports. If it plays out to its conclusion, the contract would run through 2027, though an opt-out clause could open the door for Stanton to receive an even bigger payday.

-Giancarlo Stanton and Miami Marlins agree to 13 year, $325 million deal - ESPN

The Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won't be, either. Stanton agreed to terms with the team Monday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, Miami owner Jeffrey Loria said. It's the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 million per season, or $154,321 per game.