The New York Yankees trade for Giancarlo Stanton became official yesterday when the smiley slugger was introduced in a juicy anti-Marlins (and pro Mike Francesa?) press conference (h/t brianbuck13 for the below footage).
Giancarlo Stanton's answer for why he came to New York was insane pic.twitter.com/aI8UCsSHmP
— brian (@brianbuck13) December 12, 2017
The Bombers now have by far the scariest lineup in Major League baseball. Aaron Judge (52 home runs in 2017), Gary Sanchez (33), Stanton (59) and Didi Gregorious (25)?!? I would honestly soil my trousers if I had to face those four hitters in a row. This lineup is pure sex. Don’t forgot about Aaron Hicks and Greg Bird is the Word, also with sexy power, following those four. I am officially dubbing next season, “Dingers or K’s.” Either we are hitting all the home runs or striking out a million times. No matter which way we’re leaning, we are going to be cool as balls doing so. The new Murderers’ Row? We’ll just have to wait and see. General Manager Brian Cashman, the team, and Yankees fans alike are clearly Conor McGregor types of pumped..
When the Yankees acquire Giancarlo Stanton pic.twitter.com/fpcxwawa3O
— Michael Pagano (@michaelpagano_) December 9, 2017
When I first heard the Yankees were acquiring Stanton I was indifferent. I thought it was a stupid move, money wise, to trade for this freak beast of a hitter. Then, I decided watching this lineup would be better than the first time I had reasonably priced Chinese buffet; endless and simply awesome. At first it’s a little scary, as you’re unsure of what to choose. As the massive selection sinks in, greatness becomes realized, though it’s sure to be a rollercoaster of emotions.
To be honest, while the bad outweighs the good, I keep looking at the contract and seeing how much money is owed to 28-year-old Giancarlo Stanton over the rest of his 10-year, $295 million contract. Insane. How can they pay this man that much money like it’s A-Rod all over again. He’ll be good, peak, start the natural decline, then be absolute butt while still earning $30+ million a season, sending Yankees fans into a riot and team brass searching for ways to execute a buyout because all of sudden the trade isn’t looking so good.
You know it’s going to happen; it’s just a matter of time. We have just started the honeymoon stage. We know he’s going to produce because he is that once-in-a-generation hitter. Then, in about five or so years (hopefully at least that long), it’ll be anarchy and we’ll hate him because he’ll stink. Come on now, this is New York and we all have mental issues when it comes to sports. This is seriously Alex Rodriguez all over again (though I guess we got a World Series out of that, so all’s well). We see the Chinese buffet and we’re like “oh fuck yeah.” Then we’re eating and it’s all awesome. But when we’re done we feel like shit like A-Rod’s final years in New York.
Back to the money. Like I said, how can they pay this man that much money? We just potentially lost out on future free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado by taking on this contract. But, then, I really don’t give a shit about money. I’m not the one paying him. If there’s any team in sports that isn’t frugal when it comes to paying out the ass for players, it’s the good old Yankees.
All of the other teams that crapped their pants and didn’t shell out the money, welp, tough shit, your lose. All my teams stink. New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Rangers. The Yankees is all I got and the team closest to a championship. Other fans of those four teams will agree. So, to all the other fans and teams out there that are butt hurt about the Yankees getting Mike Giancarlo Stanton, we don’t care. Talk all the shit you want.
This piece is all over the place, but that is what we do as New York fans. Our sports life is a rollercoaster of emotions. We love something or someone. We hate them. We don’t know what to think. That’s our life.
The Yankees are coming for No. 28 with this trade. We all want it. Now, rumor has it we’re going to add Gerrit Cole? Come on now. If we don’t make the World Series or at least the ALCS next season, it’ll be a waste. Yankeespride.
(Featured Photo: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports)