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Full Details Of The New York Yankees' James Paxton Trade

A view of Yankee Stadium with a sunset in the background.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: A detail of the sun shinning through the facade atop the stadium as the New York Yankees host the Detroit Tigers during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 14, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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.