Giancarlo Stanton is reportedly a Yankee, and his new teammates couldn't be more excited
In less than a day, the Hot Stove has gone from "low and slow" to "towering inferno threatening to consume us all." First, Shohei Ohtani announced that he'd decided to sign with Mike Trout and the Angels. Then, in the wee hours of Saturday morning, a second bombshell: The Yankees had reportedly reached an agreement with the Marlins for Giancarlo Stanton, and Stanton was willing to waive his no-trade clause.
Needless to say, it was a wild few hours on Twitter -- especially if you happen to play for the Yankees. Sonny Gray was hanging on every tweet just like the rest of us:
Patiently waiting 🤤🤪🤞- Sonny Gray (@SonnyGray2) December 9, 2017
And once the deal looked done, his reaction was about what you'd expect:
Pickles walking thru the Bronx like ... YOU GET A HOME RUN YOU GET A HOME RUN YOU GET A HOME RUN pic.twitter.com/f4fkiSOs5u- Sonny Gray (@SonnyGray2) December 9, 2017
Tyler Wade couldn't believe that Christmas came early:
Early Christmas present...🤞😏- Tyler Wade (@_tylerwade) December 9, 2017
Didi Gregorius, on the other hand, was focused on some pressing lineup questions:
Of course, no one's reaction was quite as momentous as Stanton's Bash Brother-to-be, Aaron Judge:
The prospect of not one but two gargantuan dinger-mashing outfielders in the same lineup may seem imposing. But Marcus Stroman doesn't scare quite so easily:
Competition excites me. Never been scared of anyone or any opportunity. Never! #HDMH- Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) December 9, 2017
All that's reportedly left is the physical. Which, well ...