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Now batting for the Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton

Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:32 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Young Marlins slugger Mike Stanton's birth name is actually Giancarlo Cruz-Michael Stanton. He just started going by Mike in school because of the constant mispronunciations.

“It got really annoying having seven classes having to correct seven different people every single day.’’ he said (Fish Tank Blog). “Mike is part of my middle name so it was the easiest (solution). But I never changed it because I didn’t like it.’’

And now, Stanton says he's going to be introduced -- at least in all home games -- as Giancarlo Stanton from this point forward.

The Fish Tank blog post notes that Stanton is pretty easy-going with the name choices, so it's cool if you keep calling him Mike. His teammates have a wide variety of names they call him.

“Everything,’’ he said with a smile (Fish Tank Blog). “Cruz. Giancarlo, Mike, Mikey, Big Mike, Big Foot, Bam-bam. Man-Child. I respond to 25 different names.’’

Stanton, 22, is one of the brighter young stars in all of baseball. He amassed 56 home runs before his 22nd birthday (which was last November). Last season, his second in the majors, he hit .262/.356/.537 with 34 homers, 87 RBI and 79 runs. If he continues to develop on this path, I'm pretty sure Marlins fans will be happy to call him whatever he wants.

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Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2012 7:20 am
 

Now batting for the Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton

I know it's popular to pencil the Mets in as the last place team in te east, but I believe they will finish ahead of either Florida or Washington. One of them will disappoint all there new fans.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2012 6:42 am
 

Now batting for the Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton

Maybe he should be interviewed by Geraldo Rivera (aka Jerry Rivers).



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 4:20 pm
 

Now batting for the Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton

This is just a cover story. The truth is that he grew tired of being mistaken for a 44 year old ex-middle reliever.


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Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 3:02 pm
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Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 2:38 pm
 

Now batting for the Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton

You are right if Hanley can play and Josh Johnson can stay healthy this team will be a legitimate contender. Just thinking of that lineup of reyes, ramirez, and stanton in the middle. I really think it will be a four way race between the phillies, braves, marlins, and nationals. I see the braves winning the division.



Since: Oct 27, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:40 pm
 

Now batting for the Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton

Call him whatever you want, this guy has P-O-W-E-R. I can't wait to see the shots he hits this year...and he's only 22. If Hanley picks his offense back up to prior years production, along with having Reyes now, Stanton is a 40-50hr and 110-130 RBI machine waiting to happen. Hope it happens, would be fun to watch....and I'm no Marlins fan.  


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