New York Yankees Return to Old Days With Juan Soto Trade, Eye Bronx Glory After 2023 Disaster

Published 12/07/2023, 2:24 PM EST

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Major Leagues’ Evil Empire is back at it again. The once-dominant New York Yankees, who inspired terror in opponents, seem to be on their way to clinching back their former glory days with the Winter Meetings moves they have been making this offseason.

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In what can be termed the expected yet unprecedented move of this decade, the Yanks scored Juan Soto in a pitching-heavy trade-off with the San Diego Padres. After facing a decade full of disappointment it seems like the Pinstripes are all ready to take their crown back!

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Just a few weeks ago, ex-Yankees relief pitcher Zack Britton made an interesting comment. He stated that the Bronx Bombers are way past their glory days and that they have lost their aura. According to the Athletic, a major reason for that sort of outlook is the Yankees’ inability to clinch a World Series title since 2009.

The Bombers were way past their glory years from back in the 1990–2000 era. It was the time when the Steinbrenners drafted the best players with pockets so deep that few other teams could even dare to compete.

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The New York Yankees were at the bottom of the AL East in 2023 but everything changed this Wednesday night after they finalized their rumored trade move on outfielder Juan Soto. The Dominican slugger has been considered a generational talent by the captain, well on his way toward Hall of Fame recognition someday.

The trade did not come in cheap for the Yanks. They have to pay Soto a sum of $30 million for the arbitration next year. They also had to let go of their star pitching prospect, Michael King. Does it look like a justified move?

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Nobody could’ve put it better than the Athletic did when they said, “The Yankees have put everyone on alert that they’re aggressively pursuing that elusive 28th championship ring.”

They already have Aaron Judge on their payroll. Now, having Soto in the lineup makes the Pinstripers the owners of two of the ten best hitters that MLB has seen to date. In one smooth move after another, they are sorting out all their major issues.

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The team has obliterated the ongoing imbalance in their lineup by adding Soto along with Trent Grisham and Alex Verdugo. They now plan on filling their pitching deficiency by drafting Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Will their dreams come true?

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Shrabana Sengupta

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"Those who gaze outward dream, but those who turn inward awaken." A pro-writer for MLB EssentiallySports, I’ve been a fan of the New York Yankees since my school days. In my adolescent years, I was introduced to the iconic franchise through one of my beloved Friends characters, Joey.
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Arunima Bhanot

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