Yankees: Defending Giancarlo Stanton

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning in game one of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning in game one of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees – (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Yankees need to have patience with Giancarlo Stanton

The Yankees franchise itself is built with a win-now mindset and the Yankees faithful follow suit. Patience isn’t always in our vocabulary. However, it probably is best to be patient with Stanton. After all, Stanton will be in pinstripes for a decade when it’s all set and done.

Stanton is under contract with the Yankees until 2028. Instead of harboring on one season where injuries piled on, how about defending a player who will play an integral role in bringing a World Series Championship back to the Bronx.

The bottom line for Stanton is simple. No argument is going to please Stanton’s critics unless he helps lead the Yankees to a World Series. It’s easy to see how Stanton’s tenure in New York will follow a similar path to that of A-Rod, pre-steroid scandal.

Throughout the mid-2000s, Rodriguez won a pair of MVPs, helped lead the way to numerous AL East Division titles but it still wasn’t enough. However, it would all pay off with a historic performance in the 2009 postseason and a 27th Championship for the organization.

With time and what appears to be a loaded roster in 2020, Stanton is going to have the chance to cement his legacy in pinstripes and silence all of the doubters. After two seasons, Stanton’s tenure can best be defined as a mixed bag.

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Unfairly, that mixed bag has already left a portion of the fan base labeling him a disappointment. Luckily, there is plenty of time for Stanton to silence the doubters.