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Postby panxing18 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:45 am

otation by acquiring Seattle Mariners lefty and Canadian James Paxton in a blockbuster deal ... ncy-jersey , with three prospects headed to the Emerald City.Per Corey Brock of The Athletic, the Mariners are getting prospects Justus Sheffield, Erik Swanson and Don Thompson-Williams.Paxton deal to Yankees is for Sheffield, OF Don Thompson-Williams and RHP Erik Swanson.ā€” Corey Brock (@CoreyBrockMLB) November 19, 2018Paxton - who threw a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays back on May 8 - enjoyed another stellar season on an otherwise mediocre Mariners team. He reached double-digit wins for the second consecutive season Chris Taylor Jersey , going 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA and 208 strikeouts in 160.1 innings pitched.advertisingPaxton joins a stacked Yankees rotation that propelled them to another playoff spot in 2018, though the Boston Red Sox defeated them in the ALDS. With C.C. Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka and Luis Severino in the fold, New York has arguably the deepest starting rotation in all of baseball now. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY SportsAs for the Mariners, trading Paxton appears to be the start of a rebuilding process. Second baseman Robinson Cano has been the subject of trade rumors ... ncy-jersey , though moving out the 36-year-old is easier said than done.Seattle has missed the playoffs every year now since the 2001 season, and despite having a solid core built around Cano, Kyle Seager, Paxton and Felix Hernandez, they just haven't been able to build up the right group to make a run.advertisingWhat This MeansThe Yankees are now built even further to embark on a championship run - and thus topple the Red Sox in the AL East race. They've stacked up on left-handed pitchers Ross Stripling Jersey , and Paxton should be a great fit in The Bronx.For the Mariners, they get a nice haul in return for Paxton. Sheffield is one of the top pitching prospects in the game - a player the Yankees refused to move out in previous trades.It's a win-win for both teams, and it's safe to assume it's just the first of many big time moves for the Yankees and Mariners. Former Major League Baseball All-Star Esteban Loaiza was sentenced to three years in prison Friday.Per the Associated Press (via, Loaiza's sentence came seven months after he pleaded guilty to possessing 44 pounds of cocaine with intent to distribute.Loaiza wasarrestedby theSan Diego County Sheriff's Department after being pulled over for driving a vehicle believed to be used for smuggling drugs in February 2018.Officers also obtained a warrant to search Loaiza's house, which led to the discovery of packages of drugs that included the cocaine.When Loaizapleaded guiltyto the charges last August ... ncy-jersey , he was facing between 10 years to life in prison. At the sentencing Friday, Loaiza's attorney said his client will be deported back to Mexico after finishing his incarceration.Loaiza played for eight teams during his 14-year MLB career. He was named to back-to-back All-Star teams in 2003-04. The right-hander finished second in AL Cy Young voting with the Chicago White Sox in 2003 with a 21-9 record and 2.90 ERA in 226.1 innings.
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