The New York Yankees are going all in.
On Wednesday, the team acquired slugger Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers in exchange for a fairly underwhelming package of prospects. Today, they continued adding to their lineup, acquiring Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs.
Source confirms: Anthony Rizzo headed to Yankees. First: @JackCurryYES.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 29, 2021
New York’s season has been a nightmare so far. The team sits 53-48 after getting smashed by the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 14-0 on Thursday afternoon. They’re nine games back of the Boston Red Sox for the division and they’re three games back of the Oakland A’s for the second wild-card seed.
The team’s struggles have largely come down to a pretty limp-dick offence as this year’s rendition of the Yankees looks nothing like the scary lineup we’ve seen in previous years. New York has the sixth-fewest runs per game in baseball, ahead of only the Cardinals, Marlins, Mets, Rangers, and Pirates.
Adding both Gallo, who has a .223/.379/.490 slash line, and Rizzo, who has a .248/.346/.446 slash line, is obviously a game-changer for New York’s righty heavy lineup, which had previously featured Rougned …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation