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Giancarlo Stanton Injured Again

It seems Giancarlo Stanton aka “Mr Glass” is giving Yankees fans the famous Jacoby Ellsbury flashbacks…

This probably is the last player Giancarlo Stanton wants to be compared with at this point but it’s true to some degree. On Wednesday, breaking news from Spring Training popped nationwide that the Yankees outfielder could miss Opening Day due to a right calf strain suffered at spring training. Many fans on social media began to compare Stanton to Jacoby Ellsbury. Yes, the long time injured center fielder who was released by the Yankees this off season after not having played since the 2017 postseason due to various injuries. Although Stanton’s injury woes has not quite reached that of Ellsbury, it does seem the former National League MVP is getting there. At the age of 30, Stanton has 8 years and $244 million remaining on his 13 year $325 million contract.

At least A-Rod was worth the investment and contributed when needed. As a result, the final tally on A-Rod comes to this:

  • The Seattle Mariners paid him $12.0 million for seven seasons, 189 home runs, no MVPs, and no World Series titles.
  • The Rangers paid Rodriguez $116.8 million for three seasons, 156 home runs, one MVP, and no World Series titles.
  • The Yankees paid him $307.8 million for 12 seasons, 351 home runs, 2 MVPs, and one World Series trophy
  • Finishing his career with Hits‎: ‎3,115  Batting average‎: ‎.295  Runs batted in‎: ‎2,086 Home runs‎: ‎696

After leading the Yankees with 38 home runs in his first season with the team in 2018, Stanton has been limited to just 18 regular-season games last season due to biceps, shoulder and knee injuries. He finished the 2019 season with 3 Home Runs and 13 RBI’s and .288 batting average.