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Akshita Patel

CHECKOUT: Giancarlo Stanton Wants To Change Negative Narrative In Rebound Season With Yankees!

The first glimpses of Giancarlo Stanton at New York Yankees spring training sent shockwaves across the baseball community. The slugger has gone fully lean and shredded off loads of weight. But whether it will result in evident gains on the bases remains to be seen. However, the early signs look promising.

Giancarlo Stanton registered his career-worst season in 2023, wherein he finished with a .191 batting average. He struggled to stay healthy and built a negative narrative around him of some sort. However, ahead of the brand new MLB season, Stanton is set on a quest to prove his worth and regain his old MVP self.

   

Yankees Slugger Focuses On Results And Less Talking This MLB Season!

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Giancarlo Stanton Yankees Source: ESPN

As the New York Yankees gear up for the upcoming MLB season, Giancarlo Stanton is on a mission to change the negative narrative surrounding his performance and make a strong rebound with the team. Stanton, known for his prodigious power and ability to impact games with his bat, has faced his fair share of criticism and scrutiny since joining the Yankees in 2018. Despite possessing immense talent, injuries and inconsistencies have hampered Stanton’s ability to consistently perform at his peak, leading to frustration among fans and pundits alike. Regardless, in 2024, Stanton wants to see results that outweigh his own expectations. “I need to play, not be on the sidelines,” said Stanton to the media. Not only that, the slugger revealed how last season’s disappointment was hard to forget.

But as an athlete, he had to move on. “I don’t base it off luck. It’s just what it is, what it has been. You got to change the narrative,” Stanton stated. Furthermore, the slugger insisted that he wanted to talk less and let his performance with the bat do the talking. Stanton added how he is not a standup guy but a baseball player whose end goal is to win a championship for his team. “I don’t listen to noise. I understand the facts,” concluded Stanton. Needless to say, the change in physique has added immense confidence to the slugger’s morale. He has set high exceptions for himself and is duly self-aware. However, at the same time, rebounding from a troubled season won’t be a cakewalk for Stanton. It would be interesting to see how the former NL MVP faces this year’s challenges.

Giancarlo Stanton Addresses Brian Cashman’s “Injury” Remark

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Giancarlo Stanton, Brian Cashman

In the off-season, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman took a brutal jibe at Giancarlo Stanton’s injury history. He said that getting injured has become a part of the slugger’s game plan these days. He also said that he expects Stanton to remain injured in the 2024 season itself. The controversial comments didn’t sit well with the slugger’s agent.

He hit out with a sly dig that forced the GM to issue a clarification. Now, Giancarlo Stanton himself has addressed that controversy and said that Cashman knows exactly what his reaction was to that statement. However, the slugger refused to add anything more to that query. It seems the duo has been experiencing some friction, which is not a good sign for the Yankees.

Stay tuned with Sports News International for more such intriguing updates and news related to New York Yankees’ 2024 season.