The New York Mets have been struggling for offensive power, why wouldn't they add a proven Major League hitter with over 150 homer runs in the last 8 years, especially a catcher? Well, Mets' general manager Billy Eppler may want to consult his crosstown friend, Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman on this one.
Gary Sanchez was the New York Yankees catcher that came into each spring training with an upper-hand on the starting job. Each year, subsequently it seemed like Sanchez played himself out of the starting job or was hurt. 3 weeks ago the player that general manager Brian Cashman referred to as 'The Kraken' was packaged with Gio Urshela and sent to Minnesota. With that move, an opportunity knocked behind the plate.
The powder-keg in the Bronx was primed for something to happen. The Yankees little brothers in Queens have been stealing the headlines all winter long. Since the last pitch of the fateful wild-card game, Bombers fans have clamoring for the free-spending Hal Steinbrenner to make another big move. Since that wild-card loss was to the Red Sox, general manager Brian Cashman had done little to improve the pinstripes roster. Until now!