Giancarlo Stanton – A Christmas Addition for the Yankees

Adam Xiao, Senior National/School Sports Editor

In a franchise-altering move, the New York Yankees were able to acquire All-Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins.

To acquire Stanton, the Yankees gave up just one of their top prospects, right-handed pitcher Jorge Guzman. Major League second baseman Starlin Castro and Minor League shortstop Jose Devers also headed to the Marlins in order to offset some of the salary.

The trade for Giancarlo Stanton gives the Yankees one of the deepest lineups in the MLB. The team already led the league in home runs last season, with 241, and Stanton only gives them a great opportunity to break the MLB record for most home runs by one team in a season. The 1997 Mariners currently hold that record, with 264 runs.

This Yankees lineup is scary. Not only do they have Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, who also hit 52 home runs last year, but Aaron Hicks, Greg Bird, Gary Sanchez, and Didi Gregorius will also be in that lineup. The Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series with a terrific offense, but the Yankees might be able to beat them next year. The Yankees without Stanton took the Astros to seven games in the ALCS, but this just makes the Yanks even scarier.

Power Hitter Giancarlo Stanton