Giancarlo Stanton Showing Up at Right Time for Yankees

Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Since the New York Yankees acquired Giancarlo Stanton, many have been critical of the former MVP’s performance, but he is now showing up in a large way.

When the New York Yankees took on a large portion of Giancarlo Stanton‘s massive deal from the Marlins, Yankees fans were excited for the pairing of Stanton and Aaron Judge, and that is exactly what they got in year one. However, since then that hasn’t exactly been the case.

Between 2019 and 2020, Stanton played in just 41 of the Yankees’ 222 total regular-season games, giving Yankees fans a reason to question the trade and call for the Yankees to get rid of Stanton and his massive contract.

However, the Yankees have now played two postseason games this year and Stanton has been huge for the Bronx Bombers in both. Stanton has homered in both games knocking in three RBIs.

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Now, this is just two games but hopefully, it’s a sign of what to come for Stanton in New York. Since his first season with the Yankees when he hit 38 home runs with 100 RBIs in 158 games, Stanton has been a non-factor for the Yankees.

Since that season Stanton has a total of only seven home runs and 24 RBIs, not exactly worthy of the $26 million a season the Yankees are paying him, but hopefully his start to the 2020 Postseason isn’t a fluke.

If Stanton can get back to his ways and the way he was playing in his last season in Miami, and even his first season in New York, the Yankees would be a very, very dangerous team.

A lineup that includes a healthy Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Luke Voit, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Hicks, Gleyber Torres and more, is a very dangerous one, and it’s a roster that screams dynasty.

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If he can get back to those ways, the sky is the limit for the New York Yankees.