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Stanton on Miami: 'It's been a circus'

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07:33 AM ET 02.21 | Whether 2014 turns out to be his final season in Miami, Giancarlo Stanton admitted Thursday his time with the Marlins hasn't been ideal. [Stanton] would like to know what it feels like to play for a winner. For once. "I'm competitive, so I don't take losing well. I'm not a loser," said Stanton [on Thursday]. ... If the Marlins don't do something to convince Stanton they're heading in a positive direction, he might not entertain any thought of remaining with the team, even if he's offered a lucrative, long-term contract extension. He has said he wants to see some stability with a franchise that been anything but stable in recent years. He described the roller-coaster ride of the past few years as not enjoyable. "It's been a circus -- low, high, low," he said.

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February 21, 2014  07:50 AM ET

Bud Selig, if you have any love for the game of baseball, you will force the sale of this franchise. I believe there is hope for major league baseball in Miami, but not until ownership changes.

February 21, 2014  08:10 AM ET

Welcome to Boston, young man.

February 21, 2014  08:21 AM ET

.....stanton knows the red sux and al least were lucky last year, but are so yesterday...the real power in the al has been and will continue to be rangers...no team has been better the last 4 years....so he will be traded to texas rangers by mid year...btw- price of oil = 103 so there is no limit to resources in texas, more than any other team in sports, if you really know ur stuff about franchise owners...

February 21, 2014  08:25 AM ET
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Welcome to Boston, young man.

The Red Sox have the minor league talent to get that kind of a deal done.

February 21, 2014  08:29 AM ET
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.....stanton knows the red sux and al least were lucky last year, but are so yesterday...the real power in the al has been and will continue to be rangers...no team has been better the last 4 years....so he will be traded to texas rangers by mid year...btw- price of oil = 103 so there is no limit to resources in texas, more than any other team in sports, if you really know ur stuff about franchise owners...

Yes that Texas dynamo that finished 5.5 games BEHIND a team with a payroll ONE THIRD of the Rangers - TRULY the REAL power in the AL West!!!

February 21, 2014  08:32 AM ET
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The Red Sox have the minor league talent to get that kind of a deal done.

The guy has monster talent, but I'm worried about his drive given how entitled he's been acting despite only being around a few years. His attitude makes me think of guys who start out with incredible promise and don't develop because they don't really try.

February 21, 2014  08:50 AM ET
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Yes that Texas dynamo that finished 5.5 games BEHIND a team with a payroll ONE THIRD of the Rangers - TRULY the REAL power in the AL West!!!

+1

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February 21, 2014  09:02 AM ET

The Fish will not turn their franchise around in your era of being a Marlin. This said the chances of you being with a winner before season ends is good. NL side Dodgers or Dbacks, and Al side either Red Sox or Rangers.

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February 21, 2014  09:52 AM ET
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Putting him around the right team and players should fix that

I'm sure Papi would tell the kid to bring a WS title to Boston and THEN make unreasonable demands (although I wish the Bosox would just pay the big guy off).

February 21, 2014  09:53 AM ET
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.....stanton knows the red sux and al least were lucky last year, but are so yesterday...the real power in the al has been and will continue to be rangers...no team has been better the last 4 years....so he will be traded to texas rangers by mid year...btw- price of oil = 103 so there is no limit to resources in texas, more than any other team in sports, if you really know ur stuff about franchise owners...

I know I should ignore you and not feed the troll, but sometimes your rants so personify your name I burst out laughing.

February 21, 2014  09:58 AM ET
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At 23 years old, he's got an OPS+ of 138 in over 2,000 PAs. Say what you will about his attitude, but he's already developed.

The guy slugged over .600 at 22...that's not BS at all.
I just think about guys like Jeff Burroughs, Cesar Cedeno, and Inky who had monster potential and just didn't do it because the had the wrong attitude about it. Burroughs was expected to be a HOF hitter and chose to be pissy and fight with Ted Williams (his manager) instead of learning from the guy.
Gian mouthed off about the organization with his feet barely wet in the majors and then fell off dramatically the next season...maybe it's because he was getting pitched crap like Slink says and he will adjust (happened to George Brett), but just maybe he's a punk who won't pan out. With his age and ability he's worth taking a risk on, but there's definitely some risk in my mind.

 
February 21, 2014  09:59 AM ET
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I'm sure Papi would tell the kid to bring a WS title to Boston and THEN make unreasonable demands (although I wish the Bosox would just pay the big guy off).

If Papi keeps annoying ownership and management with his public whining I'd like to see them tell him to go find a better deal for a 39 yr old DH next season, then come see the Sox to find out if they'll offer more.
He's worth $6 million/yr for two/ three years max to any other AL team, about half of what he's presently receiving in Boston.
Please shut up you idiot and just play ball.

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