There was a lot of turnover on the Miami Marlins team. I mean a lot. The changes were enough that the team’s owner is still under fire from the local fans because he traded away so many big name stars. One growing name stayed put however. That man is Giancarlo Stanton and by all accounts he is as untouchable as anyone on any Major League Baseball team. The reasons for it are plenty good enough to show that the Marlins do want to win, no matter what irritated fans might think.
We have all seen those fire sale type off-seasons where a team trades anyone that could possibly have any value at all and certainly keep no one that can help them win. The fact that the Marlins held tight to Stanton shows that they do want to win, just not in the way the fans wanted them to do it. Fans that are thinking clearly will notice that the big name approach did not work last season. Now why not let Stanton lead the team as a young All-star?
If the spring season is any indication, Stanton will have another MVP caliber season. It is going to get to the point soon where he only gets snubbed on MVP votes because his team doesn’t win. I won’t dive into the meaning of the term MVP but I will say that if I had a few votes, he would definitely get at least one vote from me. This guy does it all. If he can improve his strikeout rate a little but that will probably make the difference for him with any and all doubters.