Sunday, August 25, 2013

Custom Card of the Day: Stanton Edition

Well, it's happened again. I've made another really, really, really nice custom of a Marlins player, and can't think of anything nice to say about the team. I'm gonna try this. I mean, usually, I can't get very far without bashing the Marlins, but since I'm a nice guy, and since I'm in a giving mood with the giveaway, I'll restrain myself from any bashing in this post. At least I'll try.

The card in question is of Giancarlo Stanton, who is easily the best player on the team. Stanton has really surprised me in terms of his own staying power, as I thought he'd be a one-year thing after his mediocre sophomore season in 2011. Thankfully, he's the team's only main source of strength, and though he hasn't been having the greatest season, he's still a force at the plate whenever the team's on, which isn't very often.

I have to admit, in this photo, the orange uniform really suits Stanton. Maybe it's the way it falls against the blue sky, and the darkness in the foreground, but I think it's not too bad, at least in this photo. I'll admit the uniforms are unusual to say the least, but I don't think they're as bad as the Padres' current duds, though they come pretty damn close.

Saying that Giancarlo Stanton is the Marlins' main source of power does nothing to discredit the rest of the team, sadly. The team also boasts the speed of Juan Pierre whenever they play him, the outstanding arm of Jose Fernandez (no insult needed, he is indeed that good), the broken legs injuries soullessness disappointment onfield support of Chris Coghlan, and the youth and power of Aediny Herchivarria (or however you spell it).Though that's just scratching the surface of the collection of has-beens players nobody else wanted failed prospects players they've assembled, those are the highlights.

While it's safe to say that the Marlins aren't playing for this year (and that isn't necessarily a jab), you can easily see that manager Fredi Gonzalez Ozzie Guillen Bob Lemon Mike Quade Mike Redmond clearly is building for future success. Whether or not he will remain as manager to see said success is beyond me. Still, his efforts do make sense, and hopefully the team will be stronger in 10 years time without him.

In all seriousness, I doubt the Marlins will finish anywhere other than last this season, though I do hope their rebuilding strategy works.


Giancarlo needs some help.

Coming Tomorrow- This guy played for my team for 6.5 seasons, and made a reputation as a fun, awesome player. Which is why I can't get used to rooting against him.

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