This is a segment from the Slumpbuster Podcast. Deji Andrew from the Baseball Connection Podcast joins us to discuss some of the biggest moves from the MLB Trade Deadline. In this segment, the guys take a look at what the New York Yankees were able to do to bolster their lineup.
In their first big trade, the Yankees went after power hitting slugger Joey Gallo. In the deal the Yankees sent a package of prospects that includes Ezequiel Duran, Trevor Hauver, Glenn Otto and Josh Smith. Gallo brings to the Yankees a combination of defense and lefty pop. Gallo is slugging .490 with 25 home runs on the year.
Their next big move was to acquire longtime Chicago Cub, Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo was just many of the names that the Cubs traded away Friday. Rizzo while have a down year, for his standards, is still one of the best first baseman in baseball. He has since homered in his Yankees debut and provides another dimension to their lineup between Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.
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