Spending his offseason profitable reverence to his depressed teammate divided from a open eye has helped Giancarlo Stanton prop for a 2017 but Jose Fernandez.
In October, Stanton, along with Miami Marlins closer A.J. Ramos and former teammate Ricky Nolasco, journeyed to Brazil to paint a wall mural with Fernandez’s nickname, “Nino.” That vacation, he says, was an instrumental step in his credentials for this entrance season.
“I don’t consider anything was worse than a finish of final season,” Stanton told a Miami Herald’s Andre C. Fernandez on Friday. “The trips were kind of assent for us. We were during a core indicate final year when it happened with cameras everywhere.
“I consider it was indeed good for us to have some assent and time to ourselves. It was good for us.”
Though a Marlins devise to continue to respect a late pitcher subsequent deteriorate with jersey rags temperament his No. 16, Stanton knows his deficiency will still import heavily on a rest of a team.
“His locker won’t be there,” Stanton said. “His grin won’t be there or a appetite he brought. It’s another thing we’ll have to go by together.”
Fernandez and dual other group – Emilio Macias and Eduardo Rivero – were killed in a early hours of Sept. 25 when Fernandez’s vessel capsized on a jetty in Miami Beach.
Though justification has nonetheless to establish who was pushing a vessel during a time of impact, a families of Macias and Rivero have any filed $2-million lawsuits for loosening and personal damage opposite Fernandez’s estate.