Found November 17, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
In a post for MLB.com, Peter Gammons, Stanton fired away at team ownership, a move that will essential hasten his exodus from the fiery remains of what used to be a proud franchise that has won to World Series since 1997. I’m certain that most of you already heard about Stanton’s first reaction to the trade when he took to Twitter and said, “Alright I’m ticked off. I do not like this at all. This is the ‘winning philosophy?” Turns out that was just the calm before the storm… Stanton, who just turned 23, didn’t hold back in this exclusive interview: “They talked about that, a winning philosophy, and how they were building a winner to play in the new ballpark. They talked about me and Jose. They talked about how they’d have Jose and Emilio and Hanley in front of me and how they would go get a bat to protect me.. all three are gone now. I had people warn me that something like this could happen… Again, I do not like this at all.” Stanton, who led the league with a .608 slugging percenta
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