Giancarlo Stanton is officially a New York Yankee (hang on, I need to wipe the vomit off of my keyboard…there we go), and prior to his introductory press conference on Monday, Stanton took to Instagram to thank the Marlins organization and fans while also throwing shade at the team’s previous (and perhaps, their current) ownership.

Thank you to the Marlins Organization & the amazing city of Miami! The city that adopted me at 17 with open arms. I’ve loved this place over the years and it will always be special to me. I appreciate All my teammates & coaching Staff that battled day in and day out I feel for u fans, you’ve stuck with me as we’ve shared some roller coaster years. I’ve always tried to be as professional as possible during the unprofessional , circus times there! Regardless of the Ups&downs, I’ve grown n learned a lot as a Person/Player. So for that I give thanks, I hope there are better days in Miami . The city & the people are too great not to be! Stay positive & much love ! ————————————— As for NEW YORK CITY !!! I am officially a YANKEE🔥🔥 I can’t wait to spark this new chapter in my life, & keeping it Lit 🗽

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Here’s the key part from that comment.

I feel for u fans, you’ve stuck with me as we’ve shared some roller coaster years. 
I’ve always tried to be as professional as possible during the unprofessional , circus times there!

Unprofessional, circus times…that’s a shot at Jeffrey Loria (and perhaps, the payroll slashing Derek Jeter) if I’ve ever seen one.

Stanton will go to New York with a tremendous amount of pressure on his shoulders, joining a young team that already includes Gary Sanchez and 2017 AL MVP runner-up Aaron Judge. With those three in the same lineup, the Yankees offense will definitely do some damage – but if Stanton struggles and/or fails to take the team to new heights under novice manager Aaron Boone, he’ll be subject to a level of scrutiny that he never could have dreamed of playing for the Marlins.

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