Stanton to the Yankees

Former Miami Marlin Giancarlo Stanton is now apart of the New York Yankees.


Former Miami Marlin Giancarlo Stanton is now apart of the New York Yankees.

Landon DeBoer, Staff Writer

The New York Yankees have added yet another slugger to their already stacked lineup. This Monday, the Yankees made a trade for the 2017 leader in home runs, Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins.

The Marlins dealt away the star slugger to help continue their rebuilding phase. Starlin Castro, the Yankees former second basemen, and a pair of prospects are on their way to Miami for Stanton.

With help from young guns, right fielder Aaron Judge and catcher, Gary Sanchez, the Yankees led the majors with 241 home runs during the course of the 2017 season. With the acquisition of Stanton, the Yankees will look to increase their total number of home runs hit during the upcoming 2018 season.

With all the power that the Yankees lineup holds, there will also be a lot of striking out. The Yankees were not only number one in home runs, but they were in the top ten for total strikeouts for 2017. With the addition of yet another powerful hitter, this number is sure to increase.

The next step for the Yankees is to find a second and third basemen, along with a starting pitcher. The Yankees lost Castro in the Stanton trade, and may have to resign free agent third basemen Todd Frazier to fill their empty spot at third. At this moment, the Yankees are pursuing the Detroit Tigers ace, Michael Fulmer to fill a gap in their starting rotation.

If the Yankees are able to get Fulmer, they will have a well-rounded lineup and will have a good shot at the World Series next season. With some money to spare, the Yankees will be able to make moves at the trade deadline to further strengthen their lineup. If they play their cards right, the Yankees will be able to continue their dominance on the sport of baseball.