Originally written on Hot Stove MLB  |  Last updated 8/21/14
Giancarlo Stanton – Photo Credit – Paul Hadsall   No Miami Marlins player has ever been named an MVP. Granted, they have only been around since 1993 but 20+ years is a long time to go without one of those awards being associated with your franchise. That drought could, and probably should change this season. Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has been the National League‘s best position player this season, and he should get rewarded for that. The beauty of Major League Baseball is you do not even need to be on a winning team to win baseball’s most prestigious individual award. Although the Marlins have bounced back from an awful 2013 campaign (62-100 record) to stay right in the mix in the NL East with a 63-63 record, a recent 8-game winning streak by the Washington Nationals and 5-game streak by the Atlanta Braves have the Fish trailing by 9 games in the division and makes it highly unlikely that they could compete for a playoff spot. Stanton missed basically two months last season an...
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