Source: the Yankees have acquired James Paxton. Justus sheffield going to Seattle @JeffPassan first on trade
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) November 19, 2018
The first domino has fallen.
The Yankees are beginning to stockpile weapons as winter starts to heat up. I hate the sentence I just wrote but I’m not going to backspace. This breaking news I’m covering. Very small window to get this content out. Please disregard the winter is heating up line.
The Yankees starting rotation was lackluster, to say the least. Luis Severino had a hot start and then starting yelling out ‘I’m about to throw a slider. Watch out’ before he threw every slider. CC Sabathia was fine but couldn’t pitch deep into games which made the bullpen work more than they’d prefer.
Sonny Gray is the worst starting pitcher in MLB history. As I write this, I assume he’s still out of the mound getting destroyed by the Baltimore Orioles.
With Bryce Harper and Manny Machado rumors swirling, the Yankees needed James Paxson first and foremost. Last season, Paxton was 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA and 11.7 strikeouts per 9 innings. [extremely Larry David voice] preeeeeetty good.
James Paxton is 30-years old and has two more years left on his deal so there are only positives that come out of this deal. Yes, Paxton only had 28 starts last season and 24 starts the year prior but I don’t believe in ‘injury prone’. Paxton has been hurt and may not be hurt again.
All I know is that replacing Sonny Gray with James Paxton automatically makes the Yankees the best team in baseball. The World Series is inevitable. Let’s. Go.
“winter is starting to heat up”. Vomit. I’m deleting this website.
sidenote: *whispers* this smells a lot like Carl Pavano but nope, let’s never mention that name again.
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