Miami Marlins’ superstar outfielder, Giancarlo Stanton, completely silenced the critics this season by putting on an MVP-caliber performance. The 27-year-old slugger ripped 59 home runs and drove in 132 runs, culminating with a ridiculous .631 slugging percentage and 1.007 OPS.
The guy had a monster season in Miami and brought some of the game’s spirit back to the franchise, one that was just recently sold to a group faced by former Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter.
Jeter is already shaking things up down in Florida and, while some are putting their faith in the MLB legend’s hands, others are a bit more skeptical of his prescribed vision.
One of those skeptics might be Stanton, and rightfully so – Jeter made recent comments that fog Stanton’s future even more.
Jeter almost certainly meant Mike Hill, the president of baseball operations for the Marlins, and not Giancarlo. Still, it doesn’t appear as though Jeter’s willing to throw any sort of confidence behind his superstar.
The tone that Jeter gives off is that the Marlins will, at the very least, shop Stanton this offseason.