The New York Yankees have not had the season everyone envisioned coming into the year but are still firmly in the wild card race. To ensure they don't drop out of that race, the front office traded for slugger Joey Gallo ahead of Friday's deadline. His addition will give the Yankees a dangerous group of bats once Aaron Judge is fully recovered from his stint on the COVID list. In theory, anyway.
That is not the most important aspect of Gallo's addition to this team, though. Nor is the fact that New York didn't have to give up any of their best prospects to bring him aboard. The most important part of Gallo in pinstripes was something we never knew we needed: the beefy outfield to end all beefy outfields.
Manager Aaron Boone told reporters today that he might start Judge, Gallo, and Giancarlo Stanton in the outfield against the Marlins this weekend.