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Yankees fans to Jeter after the Stanton trade https://t.co/6vpXiH5x5n2017-12-9 14:43:38
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports first reported the blockbuster. According to the New York Post's Joel Sherman, the Yankees will send second baseman Starlin Castro and non-elite prospects to the Marlins for the superstar right fielder.
The Bronx Bombers belted an MLB-best 241 home runs in 2017. Just for fun, they added someone who led the majors with 59 long balls.
In light of the news, shortstop Didi Gregorius realized his cleanup designation was likely in jeopardy.
Sir Didi Gregorius @DidiG18
@AaronBoone Hey Skip am i still batting 4th ??? https://t.co/oUadnUmf7i2017-12-9 15:04:03
Other Twitter users noted the amazing assortment of power in New York's lineup.
Dan Worthington @danWorthington
Only four pairs of teammates have combined for more than 100 HR in a single season. Stanton and Judge combined for 111 HR last season Maris (61) Mantle (54) - 115 Bonds (73) Aurillia (37) - 110 Ruth (60) Gehrig (47) - 107 ARod (57) Palmeiro (43) - 100 https://t.co/g1jEYlpcT02017-12-9 14:48:23
Ryan M. Spaeder @theaceofspaeder
#Yankees home runs last 162 games played: Giancarlo Stanton - 59 Aaron Judge - 53 Gary Sanchez - 482017-12-9 14:45:17
Jared Diamond @jareddiamond
Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius combined for 169 home runs in 2017. The Red Sox hit 168.2017-12-9 14:13:53
Jayson Stark @jaysonst
10 hitters in the big leagues had a HR/ FB ratio of 25 percent or better this year. Assuming this trade goes down, the Yankees will employ 3 of them (Stanton, Judge, Sanchez). No other DIVISION has 3.2017-12-9 15:31:58
Everyone is already wondering if they will be able to tell Stanton and Judge apart with both wearing Yankees pinstripes.
Tim Doyle @TimDoyle00
Stanton & Judge in the Yankee locker room https://t.co/PWEjKbDu1R2017-12-9 13:34:38
Mike Petriello @mike_petriello
"You think you hit them far? Look where Stanton's just landed." https://t.co/XrnrGE21NW2017-12-9 13:14:25
Perhaps the Yanks are baseball's superteam.
Zachary D. Rymer @zachrymer
If the Yankees get Giancarlo Stanton, there will be only one team that can stop them. https://t.co/7algdaTY6g2017-12-9 06:05:41
Jeff Quagliata @yestoresearch
The Yankees’ answer to the Avengers: https://t.co/sjj2jFqWEe2017-12-9 14:02:57
Casey Stern @CaseyStern
2018 #Yankees https://t.co/XCVVVhY2py2017-12-9 13:31:22
Instead of trembling in fear, Toronto Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman welcomed the challenge.
Marcus Stroman @MStrooo6
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaa. AL East heating up. I like that. Can’t wait to face @Giancarlo818 in NY! @BlueJays2017-12-9 13:43:41
Marcus Stroman @MStrooo6
Yankees trying to break every HR record possible. Lol #sheesh2017-12-9 13:45:28
Others thought it was fishy the Yankees got an elite player from the Marlins and new owner Derek Jeter.
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
A quick recap: Jeter bought the Marlins using mostly other people’s money, completely gutted them, pushed out a bunch of longtime employees, and traded their once-in-a-Generation player to the Yankees.2017-12-9 15:25:12
Dan Le Batard Show @LeBatardShow
Baseball teaming up with Jeter to give him a baseball team - and Jeter turning around and trading the MVP to his old team while screwing South Florida — feels like Wall Street fraud2017-12-9 14:25:11
Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell
Marlins fans deserve better than this.2017-12-9 15:26:25
Jon Heyman @JonHeyman
jeter helped the yankees win 5 world series. and counting ...2017-12-9 14:05:10