Marlins Way: Struggling And Frustrated Giancarlo Stanton Takes A Seat

Aug 4, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts after striking out in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Marlins Park. The Indians won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Giancarlo Stanton is suffering through what seems to be a season long slump and his frustration has become clearly evident in recent quotes.  Manager Mike Redmond decided that he had seen enough and gave Stanton the night off on Saturday replacing him with Justin Ruggiano, who was 0 for his last 38.  That’s right…the replacement for your struggling slugger is a guy who has not had a hit in 2 months.  Could the frustration caused by a combination of the off season trades, the struggles of the team early in the season, the injuries and constant trade rumors be contributing to Stanton’s poor performance on the field?

Frustrated Stanton gets night off in Atlanta – Marlins.com

Each disappointing at-bat increased Giancarlo Stanton’s level of frustration.  After seeing the slugger go hitless in three at-bats with two strikeouts in Friday’s 5-0 loss at Atlanta, Marlins manager Mike Redmond decided a day off was in order.

Marlins, Braves have dueling defensive shortstops in Hechavarria, Simmons – Sun Sentinel

A couple of seasons ago the Marlins and Braves received some hype for having  two of the game’s budding young superstars playing right field in Giancarlo Stanton and Jason Heyward. To a somewhat lesser extent, a similar comparison is warranted between the clubs’ shortstops.

Atlanta Braves prove not all young teams struggle  – Miami Herald

It’s hardly any surprise that the two teams with the poorest records in the majors — the Astros and Marlins — are also the two youngest. But age isn’t everything.

Miami Marlins prospects: Colin Moran’s slow start in Greensboro is misleading – Fish Stripes

At first glance, Colin Moran has been awful in his month of baseball with Low Class A Greensboro. However, after digging a little deeper, it become more clear to see that Moran hasn’t been even close to has bad as his traditional statistics suggest.

Miami Marlins’ “FSU Day” Is A Slap In The Face To The Miami Hurricanes – Rant Sports

Not long ago, the Miami Marlins appealed to the citizens of Miami to approve public funding for a baseball stadium. They cried the poor mouth claiming they were hemorrhaging money and were in danger of having to relocate. The politicians of the City of Miami agreed without ever having asked to look at the books. They were eager to tear down the beloved Orange Bowl Stadium which had aged well past its expiration date.

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Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves Game Preview: Sunday, August 11th 1:35 PM EST (Game 115)

Funny how baseball works sometimes. Henderson Alvarez will be making his eight start of the season today, but this will be the third time that he faces the Braves. On the other hand, Jose Fernandez has 22 starts and has yet to face the Braves.

Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves Game Preview: Saturday, August 10th 7:10 PM EST (Game 114)

Giancarlo Stanton gets the day off, likely to allow him to clear his head a bit. He has been slumping as of late and the Marlins desperately need his bat to get going. Without Stanton, this lineup could definitely contend for the worst lineup in major league history.

Reviewing Marlin Maniac’s Preseason Top 20 Prospect List (Part 4)

Today we will conclude reviewing the Marlin Maniac top 20 prospect list I made in the preseason. We have already gone over the top 5 prospects, which included Jose Fernandez and Christian Yelich and prospects #6-10, which included Marcell Ozuna, and prospects #11-15, which included the interesting Adam Conley. Today we will go outside the top 10, and look at MM’s preseason prospects #11-15. This list includes three players that have spent plenty of time in the majors already and two more promising young prospects.

Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves Game Preview: Friday, August 8th 7:30 PM EST (Game 113)

The Miami Marlins, losers of five straight straight games, will travel to Atlanta to take on the Braves, winners in each of their last 13 games. Even though the teams come into the game headed in two completely different directions, the Marlins best shot of stealing a game would be tonight.

Miami Marlins Series @ Atlanta Braves Series Preview: Did The Braves Overreact To Bryce Harper?

The Miami Marlins look to rebound after a terrible sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Marlins held a lead in each game, but were incapable of holding a lead of 2, 3, and 4.  The Marlins will continue their nine-game road trip with a stop in Atlanta. Turner Field is now the proud home of a Waffle House, on that we hope the Marlins players do not go to right before game time.

Reviewing Marlin Maniac’s Preseason Top 20 Prospect List (Part 3)

Let’s continue reviewing the Marlin Maniac top 20 prospect list I made in the preseason. We have already gone over the top 5 prospects, which included Jose Fernandez and Christian Yelich and prospects #6-10, which included Marcell Ozuna. Today we will go outside the top 10, and look at MM’s preseason prospects #11-15. This list includes three players that have spent plenty of time in the majors already and two more promising young prospects.

Topics: Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Ruggiano, Miami Marlins, Mike Redmond

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  • Jason Klenetsky

    I was going to say something but then I remembered that the Marlins aren’t worth talking about. Nuff said