Did The Yankees Become Baseball’s Most Hated Team – Again?
Well, the Yankess did it again. They’ve just become the league’s most hated team (again) because they’re back to being a baseball powerhouse – on paper anyway. The New York Yankees ended the year in first place for most home runs over the course of the season, and individually, Giancarlo Stanton did the same on his way to MLB National League MVP.
On Saturday, the Yankees and Miami Marlins agreed to a trade that will reportedly send Stantion to New York will Miami will receive 2B Starlin Castro and two prospects who aren’t even considered to be top-tier prospects. That would be Jorge Guzman, a low-A righthander who doesn’t even crack the top 8 in the Yankees system, and Jose Devers who’s even worse and doesn’t crack the top 30. If this doesn’t sound fair enough, Miami will also be helping to cover $30 million of Stanton’s future salary.
Stanton had a no-trade clause which prevented the team from sending him to Cincinnati and San Francisco. In fact, he would only waive his no-trade clause if he was going to a team that made it to at least the League Championship Series last year. Fortunately for New York, that created the opening.
Stanton now joins Aaron Judge, American League Rookie of the Year, who blasted 52 home runs in comparison to Stanton’s league leading 59. Only two players hit more than 50 homers last year, guess who gets to have them in the same line-up next year?
Get your hate on, haters.