Backloaded Marlins contracts

miami-marlins-backloaded-contractsGiancarlo Stanton recently agreed to a 13-year, $325M contract extension with the Miami Marlins, the largest contract (in terms of total value) in baseball history. Jon Heyman reported Tuesday that the contract is heavily backloaded, which is not a surprise — the Marlins’ last two big signings, free agents Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle in the 2011-12 offseason, also had backloaded deals. The traditionally frugal Fish never paid the heavy part of either contract, trading Reyes and Buehrle after just one year — likely a reason Stanton reportedly negotiated a full no-trade clause.

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