Last night, the New York Yankees made a serious power move when they acquired Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers. The Bombers have been historically bad by their standards from the left side of the plate and Gallo was set to provide a much needed boost.
Today, the Yankees had the opportunity to sweep the Rays. However, they were blown out and the day seemed like a down one for fans in The Bronx. However, Brian Cashman just did something that will turn that frown upside down for Yankees fans.
Jack Curry was the first to report this evening that the Yankees were closing in on a deal to acquire Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs. This deal came completely out of no where and now the Yankees are adding another power bat from the left side.
The Yankees Get Their Guys
Rumors started spreading today that the Yankees were looking to shop Luke Voit to potentially free up more salary. There were also rumors going around that the Yanks were still in talks with Colorado regarding Trevor Story.
It was clear that the Yankees were looking to continue to add even after acquiring Joey Gallo. Anthony Rizzo has been a popular name on the block in recent weeks, but the bombers were never really tied to him.
The fit is obvious with Rizzo and he just looks like someone who should be wearing pinstripes. Earlier today, it appeared that the Red Sox had the inside track in acquiring the first baseman. However, Brian Cashman and the Yankees came out of no where to close the deal.
At this time, there’s no word on what’s going back to the Cubs in this deal. Rizzo is set to become a free agent after the season is over, but I wouldn’t be shocked if the Yanks make a move to extend him. Fun times are back in Yankee land after today’s loss.