Giancarlo Stanton is owed $295 for the next 10 years. The reigning NL MVP was supposed to turn the Yankees into the next New York dynasty. While it’s still only April, the early returns for Stanton aren’t good. Stanton has been brutal at home in his first season with the Pin Stripes and is hitting .086 average at Yankee Stadium. The boos have progressed from happening after his at-bats to booing him while standing at the on-deck circle. Stanton has also struck out 20 times in 35 at-bats at home and you just hate to see that.
Apparently, the pressure of playing in New York isn’t the issue. Stanton’s problem is right now is apartment furniture. The following is from Billy Witz of the New York Times.
“When Stanton arrived back in New York on April 1 after the Yankees’ first series of the season, in Toronto, the furniture he had ordered for the apartment he is leasing with Mets pitcher A.J. Ramos had not yet arrived and there were still repairs and upgrades that needed to be done.
That meant that when Stanton was not at Yankee Stadium that week studying video, working on his swing in the batting cages and getting acclimated to his new surroundings, he was unpacking his belongings, working the phones to sort out furniture delivery and lighting upgrades, and making sure everything was all set for a visit from his father, uncle and aunt that week.
Stanton stayed some nights at a hotel.”
A: Why the hell does Giancarlo Stanton have a roommate that plays for the Mets when he is owed $295 million for the next 10 years.
B: Stanton was traded four months ago. Shouldn’t this furniture issue have been taken care months ago! Can’t you have a furniture guy on the payroll, buddy?
Giancarlo Stanton stinks so far and you just hate to see that. I hope he gets well soon.