The Red Sox and Yankees both made moves for a dynamic left-handed bat leading up to this year’s Major League Baseball trade deadline.
New York actually doubled up, trading for both Anthony Rizzo and Joey Gallo. But perhaps the Bronx Bombers should have made a stronger push for Kyle Schwarber, who’s been nothing short of sensational since joining Boston in late July.
Schwarber came up big for the Sox yet again Monday night when he destroyed a grand slam in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. After Boston’s 12-3 win over the Houston Astros, Red Sox legend David Ortiz ribbed the Yankees and their fans with a question for Schwarber.
“I’m here with A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez), man. They want to kill him,” Ortiz said during FOX Sports 1’s postgame coverage. “Screaming, everybody. Are you happy you didn’t get traded to the Yankees?”
Rodriguez, Ortiz’s FOX teammate, jumped in before Schwarber could answer.
“Don’t answer that, Schwarber. Don’t answer that,” the former New York slugger said.
Schwarber ultimately kept his answer short and sweet by saying, “I’m really happy to be here.”
The 2021 All-Star has every reason to be happy. Should the Red Sox come out on top Tuesday night at Fenway Park, they will be one win away from reaching the World Series.
The Yankees, meanwhile, have been on offseason vacation for weeks now.