Those were a weird few days. First I see that Isiah Kiner-Falefa was traded to the Twins, and I'm disappointed. I'd seen rumors of him going to the Yankees, and I was really hoping for that. I care less about the Twins than the Rangers, which is saying a lot.
And next thing I know he's traded to the Yankees. Yes!
|He looks weird without a beard.|
For those who don't know why I'm so excited, I'm a big fan of Isiah because I watched him play with the Frisco Rough Riders in 2016 and 2017. As I said in a post earlier last year:
"It seemed like every time I went to see the Rough Riders, Isiah would be playing. He was a constant, an oasis in an ever-changing roster. I have very fond memories of the P.A saying " Isiah Kiiineerrr FALEFAAAAAA!!!!!!" "
He's not a great player, but he's good. He's a very good fielder at shortstop and third base, and he's adequate at catcher. (He might be the Yankees' best option at catcher, actually.) Not much at the plate, but he's fine.
I think that it was a good trade. I'm so glad to see Gary Sanchez go. He was a constant frustration. I'll miss Gio Urshela. He was good, and it was also nice to have someone named Giovanny.
But it'll be good having Josh Donaldson at third, as long as he stays healthy, and I'm obviously glad to get Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
Can't wait to get my first Yankees card of him.