No one could have said it better than Giancarlo Stanton.
It was direct. It was clear. It was real.
“Alright, I’m pissed off!!! Plain & Simple.”
That was a tweet from the Miami Marlins’ best player at around 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, minutes after he realized his professional goals were in legitimate jeopardy. And it summed up just about everyone’s feelings perfectly, unless, of course, you collect a paycheck from or are a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays.
In one of the most incredible, shocking and epic salary dumps in the history of big-money professional sports, the Marlins’ wretched ownership and front office traded every impact player they still had, with the exception of Stanton, to the Blue Jays.