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Miami Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara, the presumptive favorite for the National League Cy Young Award, is unlikely to be traded this offseason. Per Jon Heyman New York Post A source in the Marlins known as a “right-handed” in Major League Baseball Almost untouchable. As a tactic of almost the entire existence of the Marlins, Alcantara’s contract situation does make it easier for them to imagine that they are at least in the next Keep him for a few years.
Alcantara signed a five-year, $56 million extension in November 2021. The deal, which runs through the 2026 season, includes a $21 million team option in 2027.
Based on the structure of the contract, Alcantara’s base salary will not exceed $9 million beyond the 2024 season.
Jon Heyman @JonHeyman Sandy Alcantara
$56 million, 5 years plus options
Signing Bonus $1,500,000
2027: Club option for $21,000,000 or $2,000,000 buyout
$1,000,000 Distribution Bonus
)Alcantara’s contract structure and how the Marlins negotiated the 13-year deal Giancarlo Stanton signed in November 2014, despite the vastly different year and total value of the deal , the $325 million contract is somewhat similar.
Stanton only made $30 million in the first three years of the deal. He was traded to the New York Yankees in December 2017, when his salary soared to $25 million next season.
According to Spotrac, Miami has just $47.6 million in guarantees on the books in 2023. Totals do not include players under team control or eligible for arbitration.
Alcantara seems to be the type of player the franchise wants to be around. The 27-year-old leads MLB in pitches (220.2) and full games (five). He is second in the NL in ERA (2.32).
The Marlins entered Friday with a 65-91 record and are fourth in the East in the NL. They haven’t won a season since 2009 and have made the playoffs just once since 2004.