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Benny Brankoff Mrs. Domenico PED 240 03 April 2017 A Fresh Start For The Miami Marlins Franchise Following the end of the last five baseball season with a loosing record, the Miami Marlins franchise decided they needed a fresh start. One way to get about this was to build their team on young players who would in turn build their entire careers with the team. Their first move was signing Giancarlo Stanton to a record thirteen year three hundred and twenty five million dollar contract. Following this however, he was mentioned to have been uncertain about agreeing on the deal. This is a situation where I believe when some athletes are presented with big opportunities especially like being the most payed in any professional sport, the expectation is
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Unformatted text preview: the athlete will accept. In addition, this expectation influences and pressures the athlete to accept. In this case i believe Giancarlo Stanton was subjected to the pressure. His decision to agree upon that contract despite how he deeply felt about it brings the question to mind if these athletes do it all for the money. With this being the case I highly disagree with his decision. In his remarks after the contract, Stanton is quoted to have said "There was no sure hundred percent answer. But the decision is made. Once you make your decision, you go all-in with it". In addition he also mentioned being unhappy after always loosing although he lives a lavish lifestyle....
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