I hosted a fantasy baseball chat on Monday night, and had a great time. In the chat, I was asked who Mike Stanton would be most like in his prime. My first thought was Adam Dunn, but Dunn has never hit 50 HRs, and I think Stanton could hit 50 HRs in his prime, so the first name that came to me was Mickey Mantle.
That response was followed with a comment from dudex3 in the chat saying the comp was "insane". I got a similar text from a friend, so I looked up Mickey Mantle's stats over at Baseball-Reference, and here is what he did in his first three years in the big leagues:
Finally, there was Alderson at the Mets’ annual Christmas party on Tuesday, admitting that Johan Santana may not be ready to open the season in April as he continues to rehab from his 2010 shoulder capsule surgery.