ESPN – While Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich were happy to be traded by the Miami Marlins, right-hander Dan Straily says he wants to be a cornerstone of the team’s rebuilding plan.
And that’s not all.
“I’m glad they’re gone,” Straily said Friday. “If they don’t want to be here, good for them.”
Bold words for a man who has played on six different major league ball teams in six seasons. Bold words for a pitcher with a 4.25 career ERA. Bold words for a righty who has given up 31 home runs the past two seasons. Bold words for any current pitcher on the Marlins staff.
Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich aren’t in that lineup. They aren’t going to help produce runs when you give up a 6 spot in the first on opening day. If Dan Starily wants to be one of the cornerstone’s for this Marlins rebuilding plan, he should keep his mouth shut and pitch his ass off.
After the conclusion of the 2017 season, where the Marlins finished 77-85, Stanton made comments about the pitching staff, voicing his frustration about a rotation that had the fifth worst ERA in baseball. Can’t blame the man. The reigning NL MVP award winner was one of the few reasons why people even attended a Marlins game. All the other reasons have been dealt away as well. Marcell Ozuna. Dee Gordon. The list goes on.
Best of luck to Dan Straily and the rebuild.