Giancarlo Stanton 2011 Bowman Platinum
No matter how many times I see the ‘old’ Marlins uniform displayed on a baseball card, I cannot help but think back to when the ‘Florida’ team showed so much promise.
I miss the days of Mike Stanton thrilling us with his extremely long home runs at Dolphin Stadium. He used to put on quite a show for the fans back then. And I genuinely think that he liked being on the team back then.
Fast forward 2-3 years and he is a bit of a different player. He can still deliver monster home runs, but he has trouble staying on the field. By the time that the 2013 baseball season ends, Stanton will play in the fewest number of games in a year since his rookie campaign. He will also end with the lowest batting average, RBI total, and home runs since his rookie season as well.
Hopefully ‘Big Mike’ can turn it around in 2014 – He has all of the tools to become a face for the team and MLB. He just needs to stay on the field and show off his skills and his smile a bit more…