Things Could Get Ugly With Giancarlo Stanton And The Yankees
The New York Yankees had a disappointing 2023 season, finishing 82-80, their worst record in nearly 30 years.
This marked the first time since 2016 that the Yankees did not make the playoffs.
Giancarlo Stanton, acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins in 2017, played a pivotal role in the team's struggles.
Stanton's standout season in 2017, playing 159 games, raised expectations, but he hasn't come close to a full season since.
Out of 708 possible regular-season games with the Yankees, Stanton only played in 391, revealing durability issues.
GM Brian Cashman openly acknowledged Stanton's unreliability, stating the likelihood of further injuries.
Stanton's on-field performance has also declined, with his recent seasons being among the least productive in his career.
Stanton's agent, Joel Wolfe, expressed frustration, interpreting Cashman's remarks as a direct attack on his client.