Brian Cashman, good on you pal. The Yankees get their Lefty and outfielder all in one. let’s get into the details:
Who are the Yankees sending?
The trade is not confirmed yet as physicals need to be passed but according to Jeff Passan of ESPN the Yankees are sending RHP Glenn Otto, 2B Ezequiel Duran, SS Josh Smith and 2B/OF Trevor Hauver for Gallo.
Why this is huge:
The Yankees didn’t give up a single Top 10 prospect to get Gallo. This allows them to do to things: A) still have confidence in their farm system. B) Make another trade if they want.
How does this effect the season:
The Yankees are 2.5 games out of the second wildcard spot. They add an All-Star, and have 2 starting pitchers on the way back from the IL. The playoffs are very much in reach. Not to mention Per Aaron Boone, Voit is recovery a lot faster than expected.
All the Yankees have to do is get in the dance and they can go all the way. That’s how playoffs work. The road won’t be easy, especially after the A’s added Starling Marte.
Gallo is huge and his Lefty bat will hit a lot of balls over the short porch. Get ready Yankee fans.