Good morning, Sports fans! And happy holiday season to ya! Davey Mac back with another Sports Report for ya! Week 14 of the NFL season kicks off tonight! Joel Embiid with another monster game! Hockey matchups! And more! But first!
Well…if you’re a Yankee fan…your holiday present may have arrived early this year! According to a report on ESPN…where the Yankees have finally acquired All Star Juan Soto from the San Diego Padres…though the Yanks did have to trade seven players…including young pitching stars Michael King and Johnny Brito.
The Yanks will also part with backup catcher Kyle Higashioka and a couple of prospects. Soto comes to the Yankees off a season where he hit 35 home runs with 109 RBI and a .275 average with San Diego. Soto is actually a career .284 hitter and has 160 career homer runs in five-plus seasons. Oh, and he’s still just 25 years old!
And while this doesn’t solve all of the Yankees’ problems…they were historically bad offensively last year for a Yankee squad…Soto’s left-handed bat instantly brings more balance to a right-handed-heavy lineup. Yeah…the Yanks giving up Michael King sucks…he was maybe their best bullpen pitcher last year…but Soto can be a real difference maker. Should be fun to see what Juan does in the Bronx! Now on to the Scoreboard!