Giancarlo Stanton hasn’t changed his tune since his tweet.
The Marlins slugger is still upset about the trade that sent five of his teammates to the Toronto Blue Jays.
“I do not like this at all,” Stanton told MLB.com’s Peter Gammons in a story published Friday. “This is the ‘winning philosophy?’ Then to say it’s not about money? What is the motivation. There comes a breaking point.
“I know how I feel. I can’t imagine how the city and the fans feel.”
Stanton was one of the first to react when the trade became public Tuesday, tweeting, “Alright, I’m pissed off!!! Plain & Simple.”
Time hasn’t softened Stanton’s position.
“They talked about that, a winning philosophy, and how they were building a winner to play in the new ballpark,” Stanton said in the article. “They talked about me and Jose [ Reyes]. They talked about how they’d have Jose and [ Emilio Bonifacio] and Hanley [ Ramirez] in front of me and how they would go get a bat to protect me.
“Jose, Bonifacio, Hanley … all three are gone now. I had people warn me that something like this could happen, but it runs against the competitive nature every athlete has, that nature that everything is about winning. This kind of thing is what gets talked about all the time around this team. Former Marlins come back and they warn us. It gets talked about during the stretch, in the clubhouse, after games, on the road. Again, I do not like this at all.”
As for the Marlins’ 12-player trade with the Blue Jays, the official announcement could come Saturday.
Add Chuck Hernandez and Rob Leary to the burgeoning list of Marlins newcomers.
While the Marlins await completion of their trade with Toronto, the team rounded out its dugout staff by naming Hernandez as its pitching coach and Leary as bench coach for new manager Mike Redmond.
Hernandez, 52, brings prior experience as a pitching coach at the major-league level, and Leary has roots to the Marlins
Hernandez served as pitching coach for the Angels, Rays and Tigers. He also worked in the Yankees organization. Hernandez spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of South Florida.
Leary, 48, worked in the Marlins organization in various capacities from 1995 to 2001.
Leary spent 2010-11 with Boston as a coaching staff assistant and last season as the Indians’ minor-league field coordinator.
They join a staff that already includes hitting coach Tino Martinez, infield/first-base coach Perry Hill, third-base coach Joe Espada and bullpen coach Reid Cornelius.