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Akshita Patel

Yankees Nation Mocks Giancarlo Stanton’s Athletic Catch In Spring Drill

Giancarlo Stanton, one of the most expensive players on the New York Yankees roster, landed on the wrong side of the fans after a disastrous 2023 season. He finished with an all-time career low, a .191 batting average. Not only that, Stanton spent almost half the year on IL with separate setbacks.

However, for the 2024 season, Giancarlo Stanton has vowed to make a splashing comeback. He underwent a major physical transformation over the off-season to be less prone to injuries. Moreover, in a recent spring session training drill, Stanton showcased his athleticism. But received an unexpectedly strong reaction from the Yankee fanbase on the internet.

   

Fans Make Mockery Out Of Injury Prone Giancarlo Stanton’s Athletic Play!

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Giancarlo Stanton, the towering slugger for the New York Yankees, found himself in an unusual spotlight during a routine spring training drill. Notably, the injury-prone slugger has been spending time in the outfield this spring season. Though he is expected to play as a DH for most part of the 2024 season, Stanton seems to be warming up for an unexpected change in dynamics. That being said, in a recent drill, Stanton took an impressive diving catch and left his teammates on the sidelines in awe. It’s important to note that Stanton has turned up with a leaner physique for this spring training. To avert any kind of serious injury setbacks, the slugger shed some weight to improve athleticism.

And his recent diving catch was a testament to his commitment to making a stronger impact in the outfield this season. However, the Yankees nation is not at all amused by Giancarlo Stanton’s newly discovered athletic side in the outfield. The fans are well-versed in Stanton’s fragile body. They mocked the slugger for getting injured again if he continues to pull off such plays in the outfield. The supporters on the internet are not ready to buy that physical transformation would change Stanton’s fortunes with respect to injury concerns. However, the team and the player remain confident. Stanton says he would let his bat do the talking this year. And he is hopeful for a much better season compared to 2023. The Yanks kick off Grapefruit League on Saturday, and Giancarlo Stanton will continue to play DH for the initial phase.

Yankees Managerial Duo Under Hot Seat In 2024!

Recently, The Athletic conducted a survey of 31 executives, former executives, coaches, and scouts to determine which front office holder will be under the most pressure this coming MLB season. Interestingly, Yankees managerial duo Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone topped the list with 16 votes. Cashman and Boone are believed to be in the hot seat this year.

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Understandably, many in the league believe that Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone are in the endgame with the Yankees. While Boone will enter this final year of the contract, Cashman still has some years left. However, the contract situation is the least of Hal Steinbrenner’s concerns. He wants results on an immediate basis to save his face as the storied franchise owner.

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