Sep 24, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) connects for a base hit during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Giancarlo Stanton Changing Tune?

Over the past year, a highly talked about topic that has surrounded the Miami Marlins has been about the long-term future of star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. A lot was made of a tweet Stanton made in November of 2012, shortly after the rumors of a blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays started to leak.

Since the trade from an off-season ago, it has been seen as a forgone conclusion that Stanton would love to bolt the Marlins with the first opportunity he gets. That may still be true, but what Stanton had to say to MLB.com has to be encouraging for Marlins fans going forward:

“I want some team security as well,” Staton told MLB.com on Monday night. “I’m very pleased with how things panned out for me. But I would like to see it grow. I have my security, somewhat now. I’d like to see a team full of that, which we are going in the right direction.”

“In order for the team to have security, that doesn’t happen in two seconds,” he said. “That happens over a season or over two seasons. You show me that, and we can get something going.”

Hopefully the Marlins can take a step in the right direction next season and prove to Stanton that Miami is a place where he can continue to flourish for many years going forward.

Of course, that is something that could be completely out of the Marlins control, as Stanton could be well out of the price range the Marlins could afford to give to a single player:

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The Marlins lost 100 games last year, and there’s no way around it: that’s a terrible season. It’s the low point to date of a slide that started after an 87-75 2009, dropping to 82, 90, and 93 losses before hitting the century mark last year, and that’s embarrassing even if we’re just sticking to the on-the-field miscues, rather than also including the continued tragicomedy that is the ownership of Jeffrey Loria. Were it not for the teardown of the Houston Astros, the Marlins would be the worst team in baseball.

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Jose Fernandez generated plenty of excitement and garnered his share of attention during his spectacular 2013 rookie season.

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st week, we discussed Giancarlo Stanton’s inevitable departure from the Miami Marlins thanks in part to the latest Freddie Freeman extension. Mike Petriello of FanGraphs pointed out the inevitable future of Stanton in an article today, and he makes the same basic point:

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