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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal discusses Giancarlo Stanton, the San Diego Padres and the best bullpen in baseball.
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I am just again I'll love him to another edition of the hot corner with foxsports.com. Senior baseball writer and cameras and bomb and and Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton leave the National League at bats -- home run. That's all point three after ranking second in the category a year ago. Well and by the way he's just 22 years all would you predict his career -- what player would you compare him. Tells you that it's really difficult question to answer but I quit on baseball reference dot com earlier today. And I looked at the similarity scores the players that they deem as most comparable few. Junior college and at the -- of his career guys who in the pats had any kind of looked at statistical profile. The players they came up with if you think about not surprised me here Miguel Cabrera Justin Upton on -- These are all players that'd -- impact at a young age. The difference with this is that he is more of a horse slaughter than any of those guys. We have pretty good -- -- on that -- mr. Cabrera most notably. There is someone that you really look at down the road and they've got the hit a lot of home runs in his career. He's not when he hit for average like Miguel Cabrera he probably will be a better hitter than Andre Jones. Ruben Sierra he just didn't have longevity. And Justin Upton who knows but he doesn't look like this and -- -- -- So really -- each player is his own guy it would be judged on his own merits. Let's -- -- Carlos and two do you correlate it goes over -- awful lot. The -- it had an eight game winning streak snapped this week outscoring opponents 43 to sixteen. How they do it and with their new owners coming on board their future lack. Tilted their future looks pretty good right now and it's really interesting to -- with the Padres have done it started this season horribly and -- it's instant tent. The best record in the National League west and one of the best records in the national -- So what does -- well they've got a great bullpen that's one thing. But our offense has slowly come together especially with Carlos Quentin being in the middle of that order. In other younger players in the middle infield now Cabrera foresight guys like that. It is become a situation where they are much better team than they were before when Jason Bartlett was there early enough putts it. It's more of a legitimate looking. Starting pitching well they lost all those kids to injuries this season but they've accomplished some good veteran solutions. Stop gap guys like -- old Jason Marquis. Now going forward -- -- do you have new ownership and we've -- -- that -- with the extensions for quite. Street. -- interest thinking what this offseason. As I wrote on Thursday the -- now would it be Chase Headley rather than trading him want him to be their number three hitter going forward. It also -- -- to be in the market for starting pitching. And then got Edinson Volquez -- that they Richard but they'd like to add two more one of them could be Jason Marquis. The other could be a higher impact -- maybe even someone like rookie who wrote or Ryan Dempster -- openly. Is that team to watch a team that has gotten a lot more interest in over the last two and a half months. If you could give an -- What team would win. Well you look at the statistics tell the Cincinnati had the best bullpen ERA but. Overall that open area you're a little bit I think back in that mr. Jack. Rule is that he's been doing all year long. Not take anything away from the other reds relievers but it's anchored by captain he's the reason ultimately why they are so good. So you ask me I do. Which team as a bullpen that you would need it and he of that club with the ball. There are only fourth of fifth he ERA but. The other reason or at least the principal reason besides luck by the Orioles happens stunning 246. Record in one run game. That open generally protect leads late anchored by Jim Johnson closers role and really. The entire team shop confidence knowing that they have of being in the late innings as with any good bullpen it's going to be protected. You can say they are -- lucky that one road record is definitely an aberration. Their bullpen has been behind a lot of success this season and given that there's such a surprise out of their bullpen the bowl MVP award. I can thanks for joining us remember a Fox Sports Net com has it covered for all you baseball needs. I'm Chelsea can help we'll see you next time.