Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton: Kevin Mather scandal proves 'there are organizations that look at us as a number'

Ousted Mariners executive Kevin Mather admitted to unethical use of MLB’s service time rules to suppress his players’ earnings, which didn’t sit well with many in the league, including Yankee slugger Giancarlo Stanton. “It gives the perspective of what some people in the front office think of us,” Stanton said. “There are organizations that look (at) us as a number, or a line on a piece of paper.” “Now, it is a business,” Stanton acknowledged. “But you know, you gotta throw in some respect while you’re handling business.” In the slugger’s opinion, the issue isn’t everywhere, but it’s more than…

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