- The Yankees acquired Soto and Gold Glove-winning outfielder Trent Grisham
- Soto has 160 profession homeruns so removed from taking part in with the Nationals and Padres
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Baseball analyst and play-by-play announcer Michael Kay had excessive praises for outfielder Juan Soto shortly after it was introduced that he was acquired by the New York Yankees in a commerce on Wednesday.
Whereas declaring Soto an ‘all-time nice’, Kay in contrast New York’s latest acquisition to legends Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth.
‘They acquired themselves an all-time nice and that is not hyperbole,’ Kay stated. ‘You have a look at his numbers on the age of 25 they usually measure up with the DiMaggios, and the Williams, the Babe Ruths, that is the kind of participant they acquired.’
Kay went on to commend the Yankees for touchdown Soto after a disappointing season.
‘That is why you quit the bundle they gave as much as get this man for what is basically one 12 months,’ Kay added, referring to Michael King, Drew Thorpe, Kyle Higashioka, Jhony Brito and Randy Vasquez going to San Diego.
Analyst Michael Kay in contrast 25-year-old Juan Soto to legends Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth
The Yankees acquired Soto from the San Diego Padres in a blockbuster commerce on Wednesday
Soto performed for the Nationals earlier than becoming a member of the Padres and has 160 homeruns in his profession
‘They may find yourself signing him to a long-term deal however he is that necessary, he is that impactful, he alters the entire thought strategy of the way in which folks have a look at the Yankees proper now.’
Soto spent the primary 4 years of his profession with the Washington Nationals earlier than taking part in for the Padres this previous season.
Apart from profitable the World Collection in 2019, 4 Silver Slugger Awards, three All-Star and two All-MLB first crew picks, Soto has an astonishing 160 homeruns with a .284 batting common.
The acquisition has followers excited as Soto now joins forces with reigning MLB MVP Aaron Choose. The Yankees are additionally anticipated to enter the sweepstakes to signal one other 25-year-old ace in RHP Yoshinobu Yamamoto from Japan.
The Yankees are reportedly assembly with Yamamoto on Monday with the Crimson Sox, Dodgers, Giants and Mets additionally within the operating.
The Yankees completed with a 82-80 file this season and missed the playoffs. Nevertheless, they give the impression of being to strengthen their roster round Choose as they hope to win their first title since 2009.