Category Archives: Giancarlo Stanton

Letting the Numbers Talk: Does Giancarlo Stanton Even Care?

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Join us as we use numbers to answer the questions all baseball fans ponder but don’t know how to solve. Our proprietary formulas let us make sense of the mounds of data out there on the inter-webs so we can tell you how to feel about some of your favourite players in the MLB

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This off season Giancarlo Stanton signed the richest contract ever in North American sport. A possible $325 million over the next 13 years of his life. We don’t have to run the numbers on that one to know it’s an ass tonne of money. It has almost unanimously been proclaimed as a great signing for the Marlins club who are looking to compete(ish) this season (just check our predictions of the NL East). But does that mean that it was a good signing over all? We’ll have to ask the numbers about that.

As we’ve previously established

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Cosart standing out, Stanton primed for huge season

The Fish Pond

JUPITER, Fla. — Spring Training games have been going on for about a week. With so many players filtering in and out of the lineup each day, it’s difficult to keep track of what really matters.

Here’s basically what you need to know about the Marlins right now:

* Scouts are raving about right-hander Jarred Cosart, who is making a push to be the No. 2 starter. “Top of the rotation stuff,” scouts say.

* Miami hasn’t announced it’s Opening Day starter, but the safe assumption it will be Henderson Alvarez. The rest of the rotation is shaping up as Cosart, Mat Latos, Dan Haren and the fifth starter — Tom Koehler, Brad Hand or David Phelps.

* Still worried about Giancarlo Stanton? Don’t be. Don’t pay attention to his Spring Training numbers, they mean nothing. Right now, Big G isn’t tentative in the box. There is no lingering issues…

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Making the MVP case for Giancarlo Stanton

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Giancarlo Stanton, right fielder for the Miami Marlins, was on pace for the National League Most Valuable Player award in 2014. Then he suffered a facial injury as a result of being hit by a baseball and the team fell out of wild card contention, opening the door for Clayton Kershaw, starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the award. The coming season presents another, and even more likely, chance for Stanton to finish what he started.

Stanton has fully recovered from his injury and should have full confidence at the plate despite his injury. He is wearing a new custom-fit batting helmet that protects his face. His confidence in the team around him should also be boosted after signing the largest contract in professional sports history and Miami made several off-season moves to improve the roster.

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The tablesetters for Stanton have improved for 2015…

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Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton Pleased With First At-Bats

CBS Miami

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JUPITER (CBSMiami/AP) — It’s been a successful start to the spring for Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

Despite not getting a hit, Stanton was pleased with his first at-bats of the spring.

Stanton went 0 for 2 in his first game since being hit in the face by Mike Fiers’ fastball in September.

“I felt good in the box,” Stanton said. “We’re right on track. It was good to be in a game setting again.”

Stanton had a fly out to left in the first inning against Carlos Martinez. Three innings later, he flew out to right.

Stanton said that too much was being made of his comeback from the injury. He was wondering when everyone will stop asking him about how he feels.

“I guess I’ve got to get a hit first,” Stanton said.

Martinez retired all six batters he faced, striking out…

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“30 Teams, 30 Posts” (2015): Giancarlo Stanton’s greatest dingers

The Baseball Continuum

In 30 Teams, 30 Posts, I write a post about every MLB team in some way in the lead-up to the beginning of the 2015 season. Previous installments can be found here. Today, we honor the Marlins the best way possible: Giancarlo Stanton dingers.

There are many ways to look at the Miami Marlins. You could look at a team on the rise, of Ichiro’s final days, or Jose Fernandez’s return from injury.

Or, you could just look at lots of Giancarlo Stanton home runs.

Let’s do that (after the jump):

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Giancarlo Stanton not in lineup Tuesday for Marlins; will play Thursday vs. Cardinals

Fish Tank - Miami Marlins

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton wears a newly designed helmet featuring a half-facemask to protect the left side of his face as he takes live batting practice during a spring training baseball workout Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. Stanton broke his orbital bone and damaged five teeth on Sept. 12 when he was hit by a pitch ending his 2014 season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton wears a newly designed helmet featuring a half-facemask to protect the left side of his face as he takes live batting practice during a spring training baseball workout Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. Stanton broke his orbital bone and damaged five teeth on Sept. 12 when he was hit by a pitch ending his 2014 season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

By Dave George, Palm Beach Post Sports Columnist

JUPITER – Giancarlo Stanton will wait until Thursday for his first at-bat against opposition pitching since being struck in the face by a fastball Sept. 11.

The Marlins play St. Louis on Thursday at Roger Dean Stadium in their first spring exhibition against a major-league team. Today at 1:05, Miami plays Miami, as in the Hurricanes, but Stanton will play in a simulated game on the back fields rather than batting against college pitchers.

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How Did They Get Here?: The Miami Marlins

Ryan's Sports Blog

Last week I looked at the Atlanta Braves and tracked their progression as a franchise within the last 5 years. This week, I will continue my analysis of the National League East by looking at the team that finished 8 games under .500 and 4th in the division last year, but seems to be on the rise: the Miami Marlins.

In 2010, the Marlins finished the season 80-82. Over the next three year’s however they saw a steady decline losing 90, 93 and 100 games in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively. Within three years, the Marlins went from a middle of the pack team to the worst team in the National League. Things began to turn around in 2014 however, as the Marlins saw a 15 win improvement. Now, it looks as if the Marlins are back on the upswing. This leads me to two questions. First, what happened…

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