"Any drive over 400 feet is noteworthy. A blow of 450 feet shows exceptional power, as the majority of major league players are unable to hit a ball that far. Anything in the 500-foot range is genuinely historic."
-- William J. Jenkinson, Baseball Almanac
And anything over 600 feet is a lie made by old-timey strongmen, print journalists, and radio announcers before home run distance was tracked as a statistic.
Surprisingly, Stanton didn't even make it to the final round, where Oakland A's OF Yoenis Cespedes claimed the Derby crown for the second year in a row.
The Mariners signed Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract, ending his tenure with the Yankees. Negotiations were done between the Mariners and Jay-Z, (yes, that Jay-Z) but were almost halted when Jay-Z wanted the Mariners to add a tenth year to the nine year deal they had already spoke about. It didn't matter though because the Mariners caved because they desperately need a big bat in their lineup after watching nearly everyone on their team bat lower than .250 on a consistent basis.