It’s safe to say trading Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich weren’t popular moves among Miami Marlins fans, but at least one player is rather happy to see the back of them. Starting pitcher Dan Straily admitted he was glad to see both players go, as they’d been critical of the team’s rebuilding plan. “I’m glad they’re gone,” Straily said Friday, via ESPN. “If they don’t want to be here, good for them.” Straily feels that the Marlins’ rebuild plan is necessary and is being executed well thus far. “I really agreed with what happened,” Straily said. “I feel like with the pieces they brought in, this might flip around a little quicker than people realize. I’m not saying today, but I’m excited to be here and try to mentor guys coming into the big leagues for the first time.” Straily added that Stanton’s complaints about the pitching staff last season were something of a motivator.
Marlins’ Dan Straily ‘glad’ critical stars were traded
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