While you could certainly make an argument that New York should have held out for next year's premium quality free agent bumper crop, the Yankees are hedging their bets at worse in trading for Giancarlo Stanton.
While we wait for resolutions with Shohei Otani and Giancarlos Stanton, the hot stove has been very lukewarm allowing us to look at Doug Fister, Brad Boxberger and the Angels' trade for Jim Johnson and international bonus funds.
Shohei Otani is known as the Japanese Babe Ruth, which ought to be enough to whet your appetite for his arrival in MLB.
We should appreciate the Astros emerging victorious from the melee that is MLB's postseason for what it is: a glorious convergence of luck and design that was a very long time in the making, and one that couldn't have happened to a better city at a better time.
The Dodgers and Astros are a pair of juggernauts meeting in the World Series. We dig in with a full breakdown and position-by-position comparison to take our best guess on who might win.