It’s going to be fun to watch Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, two of the league’s best batters, take turns tormenting opposing pitchers this coming season. Well, maybe not so fun for the Houston Astros, the team that defeated the New York Yankees in the closely contested seven-game series this past postseason.
What better way to reinforce a team than going out to acquire the newly recognized National League MVP? The Astros better be ready, with a postseason matchup between these two teams surely in the cards for this coming season and maybe for years to come.
Many, including myself, believe the young core of the Astros has the potential to become a dynasty, but this move has changed things. The Yankees have added a great player to the already second-best batting lineup in baseball. And with Stanton and Judge only 28 and 25, the duo will be putting fear in bullpens for some time to come.
This could potentially become the premier rivalry in the sport, with both planning on ruling the current era. The Astros have reshuffled their bullpen a bit, hoping to have better performances in the playoffs from its secondary pitchers. Stanton’s acquisition will completely alter the pitching strategy against the Yankees, with two great players to be wary of, there is only so much anyone will be able to do if they both catch fire at the same time.
This matchup might do something that has been lacking for years, bringing anticipation to baseball fans who haven’t had a consistent rivalry in a while. One thing is for sure, these two teams have the potential to fight over baseball supremacy for the next few years, and that, will be really fun to watch.