If it happens, get your gloves out at Yankee Stadium because there are going to be a lot of homers. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, phenom free agent Shohei Ohtani would choose the Los Angeles Angels. And yet, it might not even be the most surprising bit of news this weekend.

Yes, those New York Yankees. Of course when the offseason began, it appeared that St. Louis or San Francisco were Stanton’s likeliest destinations.

Instead, the National League MVP would go on to rule them both out yesterday. Suddenly, it seems we now know why. However, as Jon Morosi does point out—hurdles still exist. This isn’t a done deal by any stretch. But at the same time, it’s closer than we’ve been all offseason.

For weeks, we were all waiting for Ohtani and Stanton to make their moves. One has, and now the other is close—both less than 24 hours apart. In other words, the stove is officially hot.

Meanwhile, it’s almost time for teams to start planning against a Judge-Stanton-Sánchez middle of the order. So, yeah… good luck with that!

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