Marlins Way: Giancarlo Stanton’s Slump a Concern?

Jul 30, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) watches game action during the second inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Lost in all the trade rumor talk and his future with the Miami Marlins franchise has been Giancarlo Stanton‘s struggles as of late. Coming into last night’s game, Stanton had been just 2 for his last 23. He did collect a single in his second at bat in the third inning, but strikeout twice. Stanton has now struck out 9 times in his past five games.

If the Marlins are going to turn things around offensively, they are going to need Stanton to to start hitting well. With the team being offensively challenged as they are, the team is extremely dependent on Stanton to carry the team.

Stanton not making excuses for recent woes | Marlins News

With clarity and conviction on Tuesday afternoon, Giancarlo Stanton assessed his frustrating season.

You don’t need to remind the Marlins’ slugger that he is 1-for-20 over his last six games, and batting just .245 with 13 homers and 34 RBIs on the season.

Miami Marlins trade rumors: Analyzing the Pirates’ potential offer for Giancarlo Stanton | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins supposedly received a trade offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Giancarlo Stanton. Would the package have been worth enough to pry Stanton from Miami?

Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez gets high praise | Miami Herald

Jose Fernandez was first honored for a week’s worth of dominance.

On Monday, Major League Baseball recognized his spectacular pitching in July by naming him the National League’s Rookie of the Month.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/06/3546875/miami-marlins-jose-fernandez-gets.html#storylink=cpy

Ranking The Marlins Starting Rotation By Trade Value | MLB Reports

Even though the trade deadline has already passed, it’s always interesting to evaluate pitchers based on their trade value.

Using age, experience, potential, contract, and reputation as guidelines, I ranked the current Miami Marlins starting rotation.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Miami Marlins @ Pittsburgh Pirates Preview: Monday, August 6th 7:05PM EST (Game 110)

The Miami Marlins will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates to begin their 10-game road trip, which will include stops in Atlanta and Kansas City. The Marlins have played well of late, going 27-24 in the past two months after opening the season at 13-31.

Jose Fernandez awarded NL Rookie of Month

Around the All-Star break, Jayson Stark posted an article discussing MLB’s elusive “face of the game.” The nature of baseball ensures that Stark’s topic, while interesting, will always remain trivial. The silliness of Stark’s brainstorm session didn’t stop MLB Network from asking the same question for the Marlins weeks later with a poll that was never going to end well.

Topics: Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins

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  • Andy Harris

    I’m just saying :

    If Reyes’ were still a Marlin, Stanton’s numbers would be better.

    When Stanton steps to the plate, in the back of his subconscious mind, he thinks that Loria is the catcher, talking like Yogi Berra.

    Loria likes to call his currently favorite players like the kid Fernandez to kiss his ass and has personally ripped the gonads off of others, like LoMo in 2011. As far as I know,(which is not too damn much considering we are talking about a Junta that watches old Laurel & Hardy films), Loria has stayed away from Stanton.

    Stanton can hit the ball out of Yellowstone National Park, so Loria built one just like it in Miami. You think a power hitter likes playing 81 times in Marlins cow pasture that meets prison walls?

    Stanton will never sign an extension when he knows that by refusing, he will make the same $ with a better team,( or at least as competitive ) in a normal home field and eventually end up a Dodger.

    I think of Cool Hand Luke, “What we have here is a failure to communicate”

    • ehsank24

      Appreciate the comment, but I have to respectfully disagree.

      Stanton’s home/away splits: Home: .302/.429/.611 with 10 home runs
      Away: .188/.288/.313 with 3 home runs.

      Need another explanation, sorry.

      • Andy Harris

        It’s like that commercial where the little girl says “I want more!” Or in this case, how many more home runs would Stanton have at home in an average park at this time? 15?

        The road stats are not typical, look at the last 2 seasons.

        I’m hopeful that when Jeb rescues this franchise, he will appropriate $20 million to hire a construction crew from Okeechobee Road /Route 27 to as Ronald Reagan once said “Tear down this wall”.