If the Sox had any hopes of acquiring a big bat, that just went by the wayside. Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is reportedly on his way to the Big Apple, as the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins have agreed to a deal for the reigning National League MVP, according to sources of Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
Stanton joins fellow home run champ Aaron Judge in New York. The pair combined for 111 home runs last season.
Well this is just rich.
Report: Yankees, Marlins have agreed to deal for Stantonhttps://t.co/pubzzHY5Z9
— Tony Massarotti (@TonyMassarotti) December 9, 2017
Sad day, Marlins owner, Derek Jeter, sending Stanton to the Yankees isn’t going to bode well for the Sox. This Sox team has some serious power issues. Sure they’re fun to watch, they’re sort of an underdog story with a bunch of home grown talent, but they’re not built for a deep playoff run. Sorry to upset you. You absolutely need a big bat in the lineup. The Yankees now have 3 of them with Judge, Stanton and Sanchez. The Sox have essentially none.
The one positive to this is that it forces Dumbrowski (not a typo) to make a move. This team can’t go into 2018 with this lineup, they’re going to get slaughtered if it’s status quo for them. I don’t know about you, but Jeter sending a slugger to the Yankees seems a bit shady to me. Jeter knows Stanton won’t sign in Miami when the time comes, so he sends him to his former team? Come on. This epitomizes the definition of shady. And FML…