Giancarlo Stanton owns the largest contract in Major League Baseball, a title many thought would belong to either Bryce Harper or Manny Machado at the start of Spring Training.
The two star free-agents still remain unsigned as of Feb. 18, although Harper is reportedly close, and it is possible the two players still garner contracts that would keep Stanton as the highest-paid player in the league.
The Yankees' slugger has seen what has transpired this offseason in free agency and like many he is left confused as to what is going on.
"It's nothing like what I've seen since I've played -- an offseason like this," he said on Monday. "I think there's some issues there that need to be addressed. In terms of my contract, if they break it cool. I'll be happy for them. Hopefully they could get signed over here. I don't know what the deal is."
Harper and the Phillies have reportedly had talks "intensify" and would give him a contract in the range of 10 years, $310 million. Stanton is currently entering the fifth year of a 13-year, $325 million deal that the Marlins signed him to in 2014 and are still paying $3 million a year as he enters his second season with the Yankees.
The right-handed slugger hit .266/.343/.509 with a team-high 38 home runs and 100 RBI in his first year with the Bombers despite battling struggles at times and getting booed by Yankees fans after a slow start to the season.
Yet Stanton appears to be happy in New York, taking a swipe at his former team on Monday.
"[It] is just more about playing games that matter -- games when you're in it past May 7, which I've never done," he said. "That's the biggest difference."
Giancarlo Stanton with a slight at his former team when asked about what he's learned in New York 💀 pic.twitter.com/5UxAfqg8j6- SNY (@SNYtv) February 18, 2019
Stanton added: "Every single game, win or lose, is huge for the season. It's different. It's different coming in when you lose three in a row and doesn't really matter and losing three in a row and something's gotta pop off."