Introducing Mike…No, Giancarlo Stanton

Mike Stanton is a young, up and coming, talented slugger for the Miami Marlins and will be part of a very deep lineup the Marlins have to offer this year. However, you will not be seeing any of Mike Stanton this year.

Let me explain.

Stanton told reporters Wednesday that he prefers to be called by his first name, Giancarlo. This will be the first time Stanton will be called by his first name. His name is above his locker in the locker room and on his pay check. Even owner Jeffrey Lorida calls him Giancarlo.

In any name, Marlins fans hope to see the slugger atop many headlines this summer as he is expected to have some kind of power trip in the near future.

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