Thursday, December 14, 2017
Uncustomed Heroes of 2017: Marlins
I think it's very fitting that we're doing this Marlins post right now, as they're currently being gutted and sent all across the leagues. Even Ichiro, the guy who's been a great bench player for the last few years, was let go at the request of his old teammate, Derek Jeter. Ichiro likely has another year left in him, but it's a question of which team actually wants to sign him.
Giancarlo Stanton had one of the best seasons of his career, surpassing his injury-prone ones and hitting 59 home runs, absolutely dominating the league. Now, in 2018, Stanton will be playing for my team. I'll repeat my skepticism, and say that I hope he'll keep these 2017 numbers up (so we don't get, like, Albert Belle or Mo Vaughn). Still, having him in the same lineup as Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius is DANGEROUS. So it'll be interesting to see how it goes.
Coming Tomorrow- A less than miraculous offering from a team that nearly won it all a few years ago.