It hasn't been the season that Giancarlo Stanton must have envisioned when he was traded to the Bronx during the offseason.
Stanton started off the 2018 season on a cold streak, and only began to heat up when the weather did. Last year's NL MVP's recent efforts have pulled his stat line up all the way such that he now owns a .269 batting average, .340 OBP, and .514 slugging percentage to accompany 22 home runs and 52 RBI.
Despite saving his season, the offseason acquisition from the Miami Marlins did not do enough to be selected to the 2018 All Star Game.
"It's all right. I've been an All-Star before,” Giancarlo Stanton said. “I think I'll survive."— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 12, 2018
Stanton lost the All-Star Final Vote in the American League to Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura, who will instead head to the nation's capital for this year's midsummer festivities.
However, Stanton sounds like he couldn't care less that he didn't win the last-ditch vote. "It's all right," he said. "I've been an All-Star before.
Giancarlo Stanton didn't get voted into the All-Star Game, but he'll be alright. pic.twitter.com/KPoUlpgbAi— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 12, 2018
Despite not being named to his first-ever AL All-Star team, Stanton knows that his real mission is to bring the Yanks to the postseason. He didn't lose his cool about missing out, showing he hasn't lost sight of his true goal to succeed in the playoffs, when it actually counts.