It's still a great trade and the Yankees have deep enough pockets to replenish their pitching with FAs. It doesn't reak of desperation at all to me. Literally every team should have been calling the Padres about Soto when they put him on the market because players "that good" are rarely ever available.
My thoughts exactly. I want to throw up just thinking about it. Are they going to sign “big papi” next? He strikes me as a super d bag but maybe he is a good guy and his pre pitch semantics are only so bothersome because he was a red sock. Then again,I still hate it.
For the immediate time going into 2024, we're going to need a really good left handed starting pitcher to have Soto take a seat every time he's up against the Orioles. The Yankees haven't had a lefty like him in a long time and we were able to manage Judge in several games because Hyder leveraged the matchups the best he could.
We want Left on Left when pitching to Soto.