Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
Jim Bowden would have done it. He loved hitters and especially ones that might get invited to the HR Derby. Didn't care much for good arms... they are never considered 5-tool players.
Someone remind me how many playoff appearances our fav team had when the afore-mentioned mindset ruled the day. I am pretty sure there have been two post-season appearances in the last three years. And what do we think made the difference on the 2010 and 2012 teams? And Stanton's offensive production did what for the Miami team last season? Yes, he is very impressive; however, where did that get the Marlins? About the same place Dunn's 40 HRs, 100 RBI, .390 OBP, 100+ BBs and 100 runs got the REDS.
Jim Bowden would've liked Giancarlo Stanton, and we've made the playoffs 2 of the last 3 years since ditching Bowden, ergo, Stanton would make us start missing the playoffs again.