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Giancarlo Stanton Newsbeat

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Giancarlo Stanton did nothing to deserve being booed by Yankees fans

I pitched this column to my editor (literally, the exact verbiage has been copy-and-pasted here because all communication is typed out in the modern newsroom) by saying, “Is ‘don’t boo your own players’ too obvious?”

It’s not, apparently. As evidenced by the fact that I’m writing this, you’re reading it, and Giancarlo Stanton was met with a smattering of boos at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

Stanton, who missed all but 18 games in the regular season due to injuries ranging from his biceps to his knee, strained his right quad in the first game of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros. He stayed in the game, homered, and then was out of the starting lineup for Game 2. New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that Stanton would stay on the roster for the ALCS and that they hoped he’d be back imminently.

After a day off, the team came home on Tuesday and the 2017 NL MVP was out of the lineup again. The initial prognosis had been overly optimistic. The Yankees, who had won 103 games despite months at a time with key players like Stanton on the IL, would try to win one more without him. I have to assume he was at least as disappointed about this fact as the people who booed him during the pregame introductions.

You know, I don’t mind Yankees fans suddenly turning into Phillies fans- if this means that the Yankees henceforth will have the record that the Phillies traditionally have had…..

 

QLE Posted: October 17, 2019 at 12:22 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: fans, giancarlo stanton, yankee stadium

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Reggie Jackson apologizes to Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton: ‘It was a joke’

HOUSTON — Yankees special advisor Reggie Jackson says that he was almost in tears Sunday learning that his lame attempt at making jokes with Jim Bowden of the MLB Network played out on live radio.

Mr. October says that he never meant to criticize Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton for missing Game 2 of the American League Championship Series with a strained right quad on the heels of an injury-plagued regular season and that his cursing insults were meant to make fun of Bowden before his on-air interview began.

When realizing his comments were on satellite radio, Jackson ended the interview and went straight to Stanton to apologize. Jackson said he would leave the ballpark before the end of the game to avoid the media and “not to draw a crowd and be a distraction.”

“I immediately spoke to (Yankees media relations VP) Jason Zillo and he advised I go in and talk to G Stanton, which I did,” Jackson wrote in a text Sunday night to NJ Advance Media. “I’d just spent several days with him during his rehab (from a knee injury) and he graciously accept my faux paux.

Mind you, it’s not like Reggie missed, say, the entire 1972 World Series due to injury…..

QLE Posted: October 16, 2019 at 12:36 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giancarlo stanton, injury, reggie jackson

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Tauchman 30th Yankee on IL; Stanton HRs in simulated game

DETROIT (AP) — Outfielder Mike Tauchman became the New York Yankees’ 30th player on the injured list this year, the most in the major leagues in at least 15 years.

The 28-year-old strained his left calf Sunday and is expected to miss the rest of the season. New York made the roster move retroactive to Monday

Acquired from Colorado on March 23, Tauchman hit .277 with 13 homers in 260 at-bats over 87 games. He is New York’s 15th player currently on the IL.

Major League Baseball said the Yankees’ total on the injured/disabled list is the most since at least 2004, topping the 28 for the Los Angeles Dodgers in both 2016 and 2017. Boston had 27 in 2012.

So, how do they keep winning with so many players with the consistency of Waterford crystal?

 

QLE Posted: September 11, 2019 at 04:07 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giancarlo stanton, injured list, mike tauchman, yankees-no-fun-as-usual

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Stanton to increase batting practice ahead of return

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will head to the team’s minor league complex in Tampa, Florida, this week for batting practice, among the final steps before returning for the final weeks of an injury-wrecked season.

“I feel like he’s really starting to build some momentum and doing pretty well,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before Wednesday’s homestand finale against Texas. “He’ll start getting regular at-bats this weekend and, hopefully, really starting to ramp him up.”

The 29-year-old slugger has been limited to nine games with the Yankees this year. He strained his left biceps on March 31 in his third game, strained a shoulder and calf during his rehabilitation and did not return until June 18. Just a week later, he strained the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during an awkward headfirst slide into third base.

Stanton is hitting .290 with one home run and seven RBIs. He took batting practice on Tuesday against reliever Dellin Betances, who hopes to return this month from a lat injury that has sidelined him since spring training.

Given that they got him in the sort of sweetheart deal that would have people banned from the game if the Commissioner had teeth, it seems churlish to now dump him in the middle of a hurricane….

 

QLE Posted: September 05, 2019 at 04:05 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: batting practice, giancarlo stanton

 

 

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