Giancarlo is an elite level talent, I have no problem with his production or his slumping, and am glad he is a Yankee. Having said that, from a purely aesthetic point of view he has to have one of the ugliest swings in baseball. Major New York Yankees Mickey. Remember Dave Winfield was 6’6″ and he had an ugly swing with that hitch in it. Worked fine for him. And it seems to be working fine for Stanton.
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I actually liked Winfield’s swing. It was unconventional but didn’t bother my eyes for whatever reason. I am trying to figure out what it is about Giancarlo’s swing that actually bugs me. Major New York Yankees Mickey. Look at George Springer’s stats then look at Stanton’s. Stanton blows him out of the water. Springer is an all-star, Stanton isn’t (yet). Whether you like how he prefers to stand when he hits he still deserves to be an all-star.
I used to watch Winfield and that swing looked crazy. Those long arms, would look wild when he brought the bat around. I remember one time in an interview he was asked why he took such big swings and he said, “because the fans don’t pay to watch the guys that choke up” I think part of it is that his swing is really flat, and he braces on his front foot so much it looks like he doesn’t rotate. Then when the bat comes through the zone (maybe only on certain pitches) but it looks like he has a locked front arm and then just rolls his hand over so the bat is ahead of his hands.
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I would vote Giancarlo Stanton in, simply because it reflects on the New York Yankees. how many Yankees make it onto the All Star Team. The more Yankees who make it on the team, the better the Yankees look in the eyes of the baseball world and of sports fans throughout all of North America and Latin America. For the record, I supported Giancarlo Stanton throughout all his struggles in April and May, because I know how dangerous he can be to the opposition. I have seen him kill Mets pitching repeatedly time and time again.
Among the Mets pitchers I have seen him destroy are Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndegaard. Besides destroying great Mets pitching, I have also seen him destroy the best Washington Nationals pitchers, too, in fact, he has been even more devastating to Nationals pitching than he has been to Mets pitching! That’s why I supported him even when he was struggling, because I am SO glad that he is now on OUR side, and our Yankee pitchers will never have to face him! And I have visions of Giancarlo Stanton doing to Boston Red Sox pitchers what he has done to New York Mets and Washington Nationals pitching!