Giancarlo Stanton is displeased. He's angry. He's furious.
Hmmm. None of those seem quite right to describe how the Miami Marlins outfielder feels about the reported blockbuster trade that sent three of his teammates -- All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, left-hander Mark Buehrle and ace right-hander Josh Johnson -- to the Toronto Blue Jays for prospects on Tuesday,.
I'll try again. He's sore. He's extremely cross. He's feeling pretty huffy right now.
Still no good. I've got it -- he's teed off!
Well, that's about as close as I can come without using the word that he tweeted (but I'm not allowed to post) on Tuesday: "Alright, I'm ... off!!! Plain & Simple."
The blockbuster deal, which has not been announced by either team, would come less than a year after the Marlins added Reyes, Buehrle and closer Heath Bell in an uncharacteristic $191-million spending spree.