Giancarlo Stanton Headed to New York

Liam Nelson, Staff Writer

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December 9th proved to be a historic day in baseball history. The Miami Marlins and New York Yankees agreed to a trade deal that will send Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, in exchange for sending Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro to the Marlins. Stanton, the individual home run leader for Major League Baseball, was acquired by the team home run leader.  This transaction has not occurred since 1920, when the Yankees acquired Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox.  The Bombers now have Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton all on the same lineup, and with New York making it to Game 7 of the ALCS this previous season, these hitters are extremely promising.  It is unclear how the team will operate under newly named manager Aaron Boone, as the team has had Joe Girardi at the helm since 2008. It is unclear to many why the Marlins gave up their superstar. Marlins partial owner Derek Jeter is taking the brunt of the blame, although he defends his decision, citing the fact that the Marlins are planning to rebuild the organization. “No, there isn’t anything I would do differently,” Jeter said once the trade become official on December 11. Of course, there are no guarantees that the Yanks will be successful with Stanton, as there are many factors other than talent that determine team success.  Nevertheless, Yankees fans are highly optimistic about the 2018 season.

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