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Yankees Make First Big Move. Win the Paxton Sweepstakes

MLB: New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners traded their ace, James Paxton to the Yankees today for three prospects, Justus Sheffield, their #1 prospect (LHP) Erik Swanson, their #22 prospect (RHP) and Dom Thompson-Williams (Double A outfielder).

The lefty starter Paxton was reportedly high on the Astros’ Christmas wish list, and with three of last year’s pitchers either entering free agency or injured for next year, this trade puts added pressure on the Astros to make a move for a viable starting pitcher. Will we see Dallas Keuchel pitching for the Astros again after all?

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