According to multiple reports, the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners are working on finalizing a deal that would send ace southpaw James Paxton to New York in exchange for a package headlined by top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield, and also includes Yankees #22 prospect in RHP Erik Swanson, as well as OF prospect Dom Thompson.
The deal is in it’s final stages, and should be completed by the end of the night.
Paxton is sure to be a supreme upgrade for the Yankees rotation, and immediately increases their shot at the AL East title. They have their work cut out for them however, seeing as their big competition are the defending World Champions.
Somebody’s turned the stove on…