So, last year's American League Championship team was supposed to be a rebuilding team?

The New York Yankees received an early Christmas gift in the form of one one of Major League Baseball's best players. The NY Times reports that Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins will join the Yankees in 2018 as part of a trade.

This could be the return of Murderers Row in the Bronx, as the reigning National League MVP Stanton will team up with the recently crowned American League Rookie of the Year; Aaron Judge, as well as Gary Sanchez.

The NY Times says that the 28 year-old Stanton will join the Yankees in exchange for second baseman Starlin Castro, as well as Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers according to the New York Post.

Stanton led the Majors in home runs in 2017 with 59. That was the most home runs hit in a single season since Barry Bonds in in 2001.

The young 2017 Yankees team wasn't expected to go far in this year according to many experts and so called insiders. The youthful, scrappy Yankees team proved just about everybody wrong by coming within one game of the Word Series, before falling to the eventual champions; the Houston Astros.