Giancarlo Stanton: The Savior of Baseball

It’s official — we’ve hit the void. The brief period where sports fans are simultaneously awaiting the NCAA and NFL season to start, along with the MLB post season. We’ve known for months now that the Dodgers and Astros were a shoe-in for the playoffs, plus with Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger cooling off from their home-run derby hot streak, it seems like the only thing to do is wait for October to get here. At least, that would have been the case for most fans, until Giancarlo Stanton decided to heat up. Somebody better check if Stanton has the city of Miami orbiting around him, because right now he may be the biggest star in baseball. Stanton has always been up there among the top favorites for young atheletes, going in the same category with Bryce Harper, Josè Altuve, Mookie Betts, and the aforementioned Judge & Bellinger, but his stats have been making heads turn for the past month. With a batting average of .310, 34 RBIs, 31 hits, and 17 HRs and those were just his stats for the month of July! He’s scored more home-runs in one month than some players have all year, and the hits just keep coming. In the past two weeks alone he’s been hitting a whopping .371 and scored himself another 16 home runs, which puts him at a total of 44 home-runs on the year! This may be the hottest streak we’ve seen from a single player all year, and he’s STILL. NOT. DONE. Stanton has already broken the Marlins franchise record for most homers in a season by a single player, and he’s currently on place to tie the most consecutive home-runs in a row, which is held by none other than Ken Griffey, Jr. and almost to be made by fate, also held by the Marlins manager Don Mattingly. Now there may be some nay-sayers out there. Some fans who want to point out that the Marlins aren’t making post season anyway, so why does this matter? It matters because Stanton has decided to waive his contract and be eligible for trade. Many teams are very interested in Stanton to begin with, but with the numbers he’s been putting up towards the finish line of the season, his value has just skyrocketed. It’s not a secret that the Marlins are planning to rebuild if they ever want to compete in their division with the Nats, but with Stanton playing the way he is… do you give up a player like that? In the meantime, let’s watch this superstar keep the heat on, because the avid and average fans alike want to see some records broken.

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