Gordon and the Marlins avoided arbitration today agreeing to a 5 year, 50 million contact.
Gordon led the majors last season with 205 hits and 58 stolen bases, and he batted .333. He injured his thumb at midseason and missed 17 games, but still became the first player to lead the NL in average and stolen bases since Jackie Robinson in 1949.
Gordon made the All-Star team for the second time, was chosen the Marlins’ MVP and led all NL second basemen in fielding percentage.
The Marlins are on a bit of a spending spree as of late, between extending Gordon, signing Wei-Yin Chen, and adding reliever Edwin Jackson and first-baseman Chris Johnson.