After watching the Boston Red Sox win the 2018 World Series, the New York Yankees are clearly ready to bounce back with a championship of their own. With the team now acquiring James Paxton to bolster the pitching staff, expectations will be even greater in the Bronx.
The Yankees possess one of the deadliest lineups in baseball, featuring Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. However, the issues on the mound separate them from Boston and the Houston Astros.
Well, general manager Brian Cashman wasted little time pulling the trigger on a blockbuster trade.
Paxton will join the Bronx Bombers, as they will send over Justus Sheffield, Don Thompson-Williams, and Erik Swanson to the Mariners, per Corey Brock.
Although Sheffield was the best pitching prospect for the Yankees, adding Paxton gives them an experienced ace.
Last season, Paxton was 11-6 with a 3.68 ERA in 28 starts. He'll add stability to the starting rotation alongside Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka.