Baseball is a game that is mostly mental. If you are not into it mentally and are thinking, breathing and living baseball everyday, there is no way you can perform out on the field to the fullest extent.
It seems that Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is not into the game mentally. He is already having problems with his shoulder and without any protection in the lineup, Stanton is looking miserable in a Marlins lineup that is already one of the worst in baseball as it is.
There is no cure for Stanton’s blues. How could there be? The organization traded everyone that mattered in the lineup last season. It was lineup where Stanton was able to hit more than 30 home runs and increase his power numbers from the season before. Everything was working out for him until November when the team was imploded for no actual reason.
An upset Stanton has never been the same and through 55 at-bats, he is batting .236/.295/.345 with zero home runs, three RBIs and 10 walks. Nothing outstanding, and his body language out there on the playing surface is not the best.
There will be a lot of talk surrounding the Marlins as to whether or not they are going to trade their best player that is making under $1 million. Stanton is due for a pay day and frankly, he deserves a team that cares about its players and not about making money. Miami is going to be in the lower half of the standings all year long, and nothing they do is going to change that.