The Yankees have informed Marwin González he’s made the Opening Day roster, the utilityman tells Marly Rivera of ESPN (Twitter link). New York will need to make a 40-man roster move to officially accommodate González selection.
It’ll be the 11th big league season for the switch-hitting González, who signed a minor league pact with New York over the offseason. A productive multi-positional player for a good portion of his tenure with the Astros, he has seen his production dip in recent years. Aside from a .303/.377/.530 showing in 2017, González has never been an elite hitter. He otherwise offered roughly average offensive numbers between 2014-19, but he’s struggled dating back to the start of the 2020 campaign.
González owns just a .204/.279/.310 line in 506 plate appearances over the past two seasons. He’s suited up with three different clubs in that stretch. He spent the 2020 campaign playing out the second season of a two-year deal with the Twins. González reunited with former Astros bench coach Alex Cora in Boston to begin last season, but the Red Sox designated him for assignment in mid-August. He returned to Houston for the stretch run, serving as a bench piece for skipper Dusty Baker during the Astros run to another American League pennant.
Adding the 33-year-old will give Yankees manager Aaron Boone a versatile piece off the bench. There won’t be room for González in the starting lineup on most days, but he’s capable of spelling New York’s regulars all around the infield and in either corner outfield spot.
Good luck with him, Yankees. He was brutal for Boston last season.
He’s looked good this spring.
Everyone looks good in Spring.
Unless you’re one of the players that doesn’t.
Fever Pitch Guy
Spring Training Batting Champion Darren Lewis says hello.
Ducky Buckin Fent
I look good year round.
Everyone except Joey Gallo!
Lewis Brinson has looked great every spring.
Brutal and he knows how to cheat…
Joining the team that taught him (via Beltran) – so it’s all good.
The one year he did well there was a sign scandal. Coincidence? Just throwing it out there.
How in the world did he hit .307 in 2017?
idk, must have gotten lucky
He actually hit .328 on the road vs .284 at home.
Yeah but he hit 15 home runs at Houston. The guy that did the trashcan study said he was helped the most.
But the question was how did he his .307, not how did he hit that many homers.
Yankees fans will love having that cheater on their team. Although Beltran works for their broadcasting team and he came up with the whole trash can thing. Took it from team to team with him, maybe he will bang some trashcans during the broadcast like old times!
Why did we get this guy? We had Tyler Wade and let him go for nothing.
Gonzalez is only useful if you have a spare trash can around. Take a long look at his annual production. He gets released by Memorial Day.
Its 2022 and he’s in New York now. There’s no possibility of success…. recycle bins just don’t make the same loud noise.
They could have easily kept Wade. Gonzalez doesn’t give you anything that Wade couldn’t.
Joe you cannot play both sides of the coin…1 minute he looks good, next minute why did we sign him…typical Yankee fan…lol
Admitting that he has looked good this spring doesn’t mean I want him on the team. It’s just an honest assessment of how he’s played.
@Strosfan41267- stick with your crap team and stop trolling. Yankee fans like @joesays… are the most loyal fans in the planet. Maybe you can re-sign Cheater Correa next season when he opts out of his contract, since cheaters deserve one another?
like you just signed master Cheater MG…Loyal my a$$…yall just like making excuses for poor performance…always someone else’s fault you did not win…
@Strosfan41267- keep in mind, the Astros only beat the Yankees because they cheated, they were never better. So yes, it’s definitely the Astros fault that the Yankees didn’t win.
Have you seen the Chris Sale interview? They weren’t the only ones and it was five years ago, get over it.
NYY only won one World Series since 2000. The Yankees can not win unless they spend $100,000,000 more than every other team! Lol, lol, lol
The dodgers and red Sox both won the world series when they had the highest payroll in MLB.
It doesn’t guarantee success but certainly improves the odds.
But hey … haters gotta hate.
Wade is absolutely the better overall player at this point.
He is A HOFer
Said no one, ever.
Wade Boggs today could out hit Tyler Wade and he’s 63.
Tyler Wade always reminded me of the delivery boy at the local pizzeria. Fast on his feet with a bag of hot calzones.
I’m a Yankee fan and I’m still mystified by how fans cling to marginal players. Wade was mediocre at best throughout his Yankee career. He simply could not hit!
I saw this same sky is falling attitude when their little utility infielder went to the Phillies. The guy who weighed about 136 pounds and could drive a ball 225 feet…. if he used a Callaway.
He earned his spot this Spring. He played SS surprisingly well, which put him on the roster. The Yanks tried making Torres the backup SS, but he made a play so horrible that they switched to Marwin. Torres fielded a grounder while playing SS cleanly and then threw to second base where he had absolutely no chance to get a force. It clearly looked like he refused to throw to first from the hole, thus making him untenable at SS. He can only play second!!
NY Tankees still taking on cheaters. the hypocrisy of it all.
so the Yankees picked this guy… Marwin Gonzalez a guy even Yankee fans have a hate for… over the younger, better, nicer, cheaper, fan fav Tyler Wade? it makes no sense…
Wade has done nothing to show he is better and I’ve seen him play daily. Nice guy, hard worker but his ceiling is beyond low. Besides a bench guy like these doesn’t make or break a season
@CubsWin108- let’s just hope the Cubs squeeze in the playoffs somehow. I was happy Rizzo resigned with the Yankees. I truly thought he was going back to Chicago, truthfully. You want to keep Contreras on the Cubs? If traded during the year, hopefully it’s to the Yankees. Altuve, Correa, and Bregman make me the sickest. I will always hate them.
He kiddo, you don’t have to hate people. Get over it.
Even with a disasterous ’21 the offensive upside of MarGo is significant in comparison to Wade. Defense is probably a push although Wade probably gives you more range.
Ducky Buckin Fent
“fan fav”? Oh, no. That is nowhere close to true.
Who told you Wade was a fan favorite? Until last year, the most common question about Wade among Yankee fans was: “Why is this guy still on the roster?”
Pension drive for 10 years service time
MLB fans are such Hypocrites. You will boo him and any Astro (whether they were on the 2017 team or not), until your team signs them…Morton, Springer, Reddick, Correa, McHugh, etc…then they are the greatest thing in the world. Yanks are the worst…they Publicly (including Cashman) bash them for sign stealing..Then they sign them to their team…At least when I say I cannot stand Barry “Give me one more Shot” Bonds….i stick by that for life…and if the Astros signed Barry I would still Boo is Roiding self.
That’s awesome that you blame others for being hypocrites while you hate bonds for cheating and you are an Astros fan.
OMG thanks for the laugh.
Perhaps you would be happier if you let it go. Barry Bonds didn’t do anything that a large portion of MLB wasn’t doing at the same time. He was just a better player.
So a large portion of MLB doing it makes it acceptable? smh
Yeah it does, you can’t convince me MLB didn’t know. Coming off of a strike shortened season, they were struggling to get fans back. It was the love of the long ball that got asses back in the seats beginning with the Sosa and McGwire assault on Roger Maris record in 1998. Bonds saw Sosa and McGwire get all that love and no punishment. If your goal is to be the greatest and you got people outperforming ya that you know shouldn’t you are going to use too. Players barely making rosters want those paychecks and with no testing and no punishment of course the bottom feeders would use too.
Still doesn’t make it acceptable.
Coincidence his only really good year was the Houston cheating year? Hmmmm
Nuttin’ like Trollin’ Tuesday. Astro fan’s are just pist off that Cheater Correa didn’t sign with the Yankees. They would of been crying about that. Every time I see that Stro’s team, players, or former players I hear trash cans banging and clanging. It’s sickening, them and their deadbeat fans. Take a hike already.
Your post makes no sense. if you want to sign one of the worst hitters in MLB, go for it…Stros will kick you out of the playoffs like we have done before…Yankees are the ones still crying about 2017, even though they were busted for Sign Stealing first…talk about Cheaters, and yall rehired the Mastermind behind it…Beltran…maybe he will bring it back to the Bronx…hahaha
@Strosfan41267- everyone knows for the Astros to beat the Yankees they have to cheat, right? Lol. Your team like you are a big joke…stop trolling!
Steven St Croix
@captain Judge, Didn’t Houston beat the Yankees in 2019? Seems to throw water in your argument that they can only beat NY while cheating.
@Steven St Croix- the Astros weren’t cheating in 2019? How the hell would you know they weren’t? Can you really go by anything they say? Once a liar, always a liar. Once a cheat always a cheat. What a great organization!
What’s the excuse for 2015 at Yankee stadium?
Aura and mystique appearing nightly.
Here’s the tactic from Astros fans regarding cheating: They use a circular argument as follows –
Their team cheating: Moral Relativism – all cheating is equal, everyone cheats to some degree, or has cheated, so there are no degrees of cheating (murder is the same as stealing).
Other teams cheat/wrongdoing, or do something against them: Moral Absolutism – They should be punished with the maximum punishment allowable for said violation (usually not satisfactory for them) and any team who cheats more recently deserves more punishment, embarrassment, & criticism due to newer rules developed post-2017 scandal, etc.
It’s circular and thus illogical because they simply switch their position & the goal posts depending on who/what is brought up, ie, his comment about Bonds & Yankees v his perception about systematic cheating of his franchises only championship. The thing with Astros’ fans is that it is ubiquitous among the fan base.
As a Red Sox fan, this brings a slight smile to my face.
Kinda like when he played for the Red Sox last year
@HBan22- why because your loser team got caught cheating to? You must love that tainted championship? So keep smiling, with your fake ring.
Holy crap cj99! You are acting like a six year old. The yankees have cheated/signed cheaters just as much as the Red Sox and Houston have. Get over it.
I could care less that Marwin Gonzalez made this team. I disagree with many of the Yankees moves this off-season. lst move should of been letting Boone go. 2nd move Ca$hman should of been fired.
Ya just pissed you got stuck with Marwin and didn’t get Correa.
People are really losing their minds over Marwin making the team. He’s a bench player who can play all over the field. He’s also unlikely to stick with the team all season. There are bigger things to be worried about than the last guy on the bench
I think we signed the wrong former Astro
Likely move is they transfer Ridings to the 60-day IL.
The Yankees seem to be planning to go with a three-man bench and 85 relievers out in the bullpen. Ok, the last might be an exaggeration, but not the three-man bench part. They optioned out Inciarte yesterday, Locastro today, and Gardner is in parts unknown. They clearly plan to have Judge and Hicks handle CF. This will probably change come May 1, but they are going to carry a lot of pitchers the first three weeks. Gonzalez will give them the versatility off the bench to do that.
Finally, we can trade Andujar for the #2 SP we need. Miggy and McKay for Montas.
@StudWinfield- please just stop encouraging these trolls to keep trolling, since they don’t want to stick talking about their favorite teams. Lol
Beltran be banging from the booth.
Yeah maybe he can bring Marwin Gonzalez up there with him.
When you say banging from the booth… Do you mean having sex?
You Yankee fans pining for Tyler Wade — come on. You couldn’t stand Wade until he started hitting last year, and then what happened? Of course he was benched when he started producing. I wish him luck back home in California, but he was never going to get a real shot in the Bronx.
Lemme see if I understand this.
Are the same people who praised the Twins for acquiring Correa and paying him the second-highest AAV to a position player now pointing fingers at the Yankees for hiring a marginal bench player for $1.15M, a guy who already signed a $21M contract with the Twins in 2019 and a $3M contract with Boston last year?
Yep. Those are the same Yankee haters. Falling out of trees everywhere.
Okay guys, I’m sorry I’ve got to do this to you all, but: Is it me or does shaved Marwin look like Alex Cora & Gary Sanchez had a baby?
Too many delusional people over this post. You better go out and find a life and leave all that bitterness behind
Ducky Buckin Fent
Just to recap so I am clear on all this.
We were the 19th “best”offense in MLB last season. Our “solution” to that is to swap out Wade, Urshela & Sanchez for Donaldson, Kiner-Falefa & Marwin Gonzalez? First: that isn’t a net gain improvement. In fact, we very well may have difficulty matching last season’s output.
Gotta hand it to the NYY Spin Machine here, man.
Every time I propose a trade (always consulting BBTV first), I immediately get called a red sox fan.
“That’s an overpay.” I am told.
“We’re going to have 14 starting shortstops by 2025”, I am told.
Look. I am a Yankee fan. As such, my concern is *this season*. My concerns are not value. Nor is it our farm system ranking. The East is the best division in the league, man. Everyone else has spent the off-season – ya know – improving themselves.
In light of how little has been done to address the most glaring weakness on our club, I am completely disappointed in Brian Cashman’s solution. & yes. I still make that trade for Contreras that got everyone’s little undies all in bundle. Because I am – indeed – a Yankee fan.
He keeps right on addressing SS too doesn’t he…. Just for 2025. Thing is I actually like some of the moves he’s made: Marwin (remove name, insert super utility guy); Donaldson; IKF (another SUTL guy) – yeah that’s good stuff, man, & we need that…FOR OUR BENCH.
But, let’s address C, because I don’t think Higgy has suddenly turned from journeyman backup into 31-year-old Mike Piazza because he talked to Donaldson in person.
Let’s address CF, because Aaron Hicks cannot stay healthy…ever. And to presume he will is just abdicating responsibility.
And, how about SS, ya know, the BIG one that everyone has talked about since forever. The one that could’ve been fill 5 times over in 5 different ways by trade or FA. The one that Cash says we can’t fill because…prospects are blocked…in two years? Yeah, that one.
Or, how about nabbing a SP for just about what you’re going to let walk next year because they’re out of options anyway?
Hey we got a pitcher from the Rays for $1. So we have that going for us.
If he throws a strike anytime this year we win the trade.
Ducky Buckin Fent
I actually can’t fault a single thing he has done, Clip. For real. Every acquisition was good. He “won” his trades on the surface.
But: was he watching the Yankees last summer?
How in world does he think he fixed the offense? I sure don’t see it, man. On a related note: does he remember having to trade for Homer Heaney? Because I sure do.
I just don’t get it here, man. I really don’t.
The weather is pretty crappy out here. Think early November football & you got It. I was over the border defending the environment. Got back a few hours ago. Was making a nice big batch of goose & morel pate’. Decided to swing through here. & this article was up.
It discombobulated me, serious.
I am blaming Cashman for the fact that a pound or so wound up on the floor. Needless to say, the only one happy with Brian Cashman right now in my home is Dog. He ate well. He is now crashed out by the fireplace blessing us all with his flatulence.
This Team is going to surprise you in a Positive way. The Yankees if you check their history have always had unheralded pieces. Everyone was not a Superstar.
You keep wondering where the Big Piece is you think should have been added.? To me, those pieces were already here, we need to improve the margins and Cashman has done that.
You keep talking about Offense, what is wrong with the Offense? I was looking at the projected Line-Up and it sure looks dangerous to me. We can focus on the fact that there aren’t 9 above average Hitters on the team but what team has that?
Any Offense you think is gone has been replaced by better Defense which should lead to less Runs Scored against us which by default improves our Offensive Differential.
IMO, this outlook is paying Interest to a Debt not Currently Owed.
Ducky Buckin Fent
I get all that. For real. I do.
I am decidedly not asking for a big piece. At all.
Also: in no possible way are Higashioka (career 40% below average), Kiner-Falefa (career 20% below average), & whatever garbage (Locastro, Inciarte, et al) we use when/if Hicks goes on the IL “above average hitters”. Bro. These are terrible offensive players. There is absolutely no other way to say it.
We will – at best – run 6 above average offensive players out there + (hopefully) Aaron Hicks (but an excellent chance of our CF junk instead). You know that I am an extremely optimistic dude. Shouldn’t that buy me some consideration on this?
Again: we were MLB’s #19 offense. & we have more than likely gone backwards from there. Fine if we are going to try & use pitching & defense. But in that case shouldn’t the pitching have been fortified more? Ya know?
This all reminds of those slap & dash rosters we had in the 80’s that were a complete bust. If we just added an offensively above average 4th outfielder I would feel we have at least improved upon last year’s putrid performance. As is, I see absolutely no tangible improvement. One can make a viable argument that it is actually worse in that regard!
You can claim we have “nine above average hitters” all you want. We do not. I guess I am sick of posting this, but our bottom third of the lineup may very well fail to break a *cumulative* OPS > 1.700. I cannot help but see that as an issue. Particularly in light of our starting point.
I hope I am wrong about all this. However, typically when I make a strong stand in re the Yankees my track record is very good.
The Yankees will presumably have above average hitters in the corner outfield and third base assuming Stanton plays left. Using OPS as the metric.
That’s 3 positions.
Rizzo was slightly below average and is 32/33 and regressing.
Torres who knows? I don’t buy he will suddenly hit better because he is playing second base. I don’t suddenly sing better if I’m in Nashville.
Catcher, short, center field will all he below average.
You might like this — Fangraphs rated the Yankees’ rotation #1:
The bullpen too:
It was the pitching that got the Yankees to the Wild Card last year.
For 2022, Fangraphs’ power rankings make the Yankees #2 in right field, #16 in center field, #1 in left field, #20 at shortstop, #7 at third base, #10 at second base, #6 at first base, #14 at catcher (and 2nd in catcher defensive value), and #4 at DH.
Ben Clemens also noted, regarding Gleyber and DJ: “it wouldn’t surprise me if one of the two Bombers ends up among the AL’s best second basemen, but it’s a fluid situation in need of some stability at the moment.”
They project a 92-70 record with an 85.6% chance of making the playoffs.
I say in all seriousness that I think Higgy will prove to be one of the more valuable catchers offensively this year. Last year, he ranked 21st in Barrels per Plate Appearance among players with at least 100 batted ball events, tied with Hunter Renfroe and Brandon Belt, and immediately below Schwarber, Devers and Alonso. His Hard Hit % ranked with Pollock, right below Tucker and Bichette, and just above Alonso. At the rate he homered last year, if he’d gotten 400 AB he’d have hit 20 HR.
Ducky, I agree, man. I don’t fault him at all. I think the moves, in and of themselves, are good. In fact, I think these types of moves are what make Cashman a good GM. This is his wheelhouse. It’s precisely the absence of the necessary moves that make these wholly inadequate. So, all in all, we agree on your assessment – I don’t believe we’ve done enough & I don’t like “bunt & hope” as a strategy for 1/3 of the lineup each time around.
Byron: Man, I feel what you’re saying, I do. I think that your outlook is very utopian, & I really hope you’re right & I’m wrong on this. The offense is good, but look at their division, man. They’ve got to compete with the Jays, Rays, & Sawx, & that’s just in the ALE – Rays were already performing better than the Yanks; Jays are markedly better on offense this season & Boston is better with Story, imo.
But how often do they try to tread water or just do enough to win, instead of simply going for broke? We were one win away in 2017… We have not been that close since. One would assume the trend downward would warrant increased action, an indirect relationship of you will, not simply waiting for prospects & “filling out the edges.” Man, filling out the edges was for 2017! Now? We need core pieces, bro.
Look, I don’t recall *any team* winning without strong core pieces at SS, C, & CF, let alone the other challenges they face, including the teams in their own division which are very, very good.
Ducky Buckin Fent
“They project to a 92-70 record.”
Exactly what I have been beyotching about. Using the complicated Fent Projection System I have reached the exact same conclusion. Meaning: a couple flurries of movement but no macro improvement.
That is the exact reason I have been begging for another bat &/or some quality buttressing of the rotation. Something that adds to our 26 man roster.
Cash didn’t improve us.
That’s my deal with him. If he brings back a better team, I’m good. Alas, I now have a an actual number to back up my assertion. He hasn’t. I am let down a little. This is the first instance when I have soured on our GM. He didn’t make us better. That rankles.
I guess I continue to hold out hope that he has one more last second addition. He’s done that before. If he doesn’t, you can place probably me in the “Fire Cashman” group. Which, again, is completely new.
Yes, that’s right…we should be a clear 100-win team & clear division favorites, but we are neither. In fact, if either occur it will be a the miracle equivalent to Aaron Hicks playing 162 games and getting his 30/30 season.
Ducky Buckin Fent
When Boone was brought back, I thought that signaled a commitment to his yearly average of 98 wins. I thought the deal was Cash was going to provide 95+ win caliber rosters throughout his tenure.
I know it’s a fine distinction.
But it shows the difference between us & the Dodgers. The Dodgers actually add those finishing type pieces to their rosters. Cash & Hal hope to stumble into/discover them.
If you wanted to have a guy like this on the roster, why not just sign Villar who is actually good & is not some bearded former astro d-nozzle.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Oh. Wait. Well…uh, maybe should have posted merely “he’s not a d-nozzle”? Because he’s actually all that other stuff. So.
Lolol, you crack me up, Ducky.
Why not sign Villar? Because his $6M contract cost more than Marwin’s $1.15M.
It’s not possible to blame Hal or Brian alone. Each of them magnifies the other’s shortcomings.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Yup. Pretty much.
Cash had a couple little spurts of activity. Not much else though. 92 win team last year, 92 win projection this year. That just says it all, man. He had an entire off-season to improve us & he didn’t.
He refused to pursue True Difference Makers.
Nor did he acquire the sheer volume of upgrades to improve us on the edges. There are just so many examples of missed opportunities on either count. Mostly for a similar sum of that $5MM or a couple of prospects.
I feel like we need offense. Most of the other Yankee posters think we need SP. Either way, there was absolutely no investment made into the rotation. At all. I don’t see any actual investment made into the offense either.
So. A 92 win roster it is. Could be a lot worse.
I love Nestor Cortes, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he could be flipped with a couple of expendable prospects for Frankie Montas. Nestor is under cheap team control for four years, just the sort of player the A’s go for.
Of course, Nestor could turn out to be the next Greg Maddux, to the Yankees’ eternal regret, too.
Come to think of it, to heck with trading him. They should hold onto Nestor.
Ducky Buckin Fent
The answer to that seems clear to me: just trade prospects for Montas.
Cashman has naked pics of Hal’s wife…. How else would he keep his job…1 WS win in 22years with 200 million dollar payrolls….but don’t worry….he signed Bird to a minor league contract
What a waste of a 40 roster spot. Now some young guy with some potential will have to be cut loose.
I like this move for the Red Sox
I hope he sucks and is off the team and out of baseball by May.
If he has the balls to wear that WS ring around the Yankee clubhouse, a couple of the Yankees from that 2017 roster should slam the ring finger in a locker door.
How about Cole? You want them to slam his finger in a locker too . . . or is your outrage selective? He was pitching for the Astros when a buzzer-assisted home run ended the Yankees’ season.
The trash cans were used to help the hitters not the pitchers.
The pitchers benefited from the run support. And on the days they started, they were sitting in the dugout with the can-bangers. They knew what was going on.
I am actually aware that the team with the most runs wins but most of us understand there is a distinction between cheating and watching cheaters.
Now you just need to understand the distinction between merely watching cheaters and knowingly benefiting from their cheating.
Let me be clear: I don’t care about Marwin’s past cheating. He was the first Astro to publicly apologize. He’s already been hired since then and paid far more by the Twins and Red Sox, and I don’t remember much complaining about that.
I’m like Pappy O’Daniel: a forgive and forget Christian.
Your team is about to get what’s coming to them, so pipe down and remember all the chips you won on the backs of juiced players, or the rings that were won before black people were allowed to play in the same league or the rings when there were only like 10 teams in the league.
if your team historically sucks, then accept it, don’t look for excuses that plagued all of baseball.
The Yankees were great back in the day because anyone with talent knew the only place to make a living was in NY otherwise they made a quarter of the money playing in front of dumpster diving redneck fans like yourself in backward cities.
That was a brilliant satire of an insufferable Yankee fan.
Um . . . it was satire, right?
Marwin is awful. He does many things, none well.
Dumpster Divin Theo
Cheater cheater pumpkin eater.
More dead wood for Yankees … why? Better players in NYY minors.
I am a Yankees fan but, can not cheer for a cheater. His best year came from cheating for the Houston Cheaters. When he bats I will cheer for a out. He should not be on the team. Remember Martinez wanted to join the Yankees and George met him at the stadium to tell him he George could not have him on the team? The Boss would never allow this man on the team if he was still running the team.
“Remember Martinez wanted to join the Yankees and George met him at the stadium to tell him he George could not have him on the team?”
Nope, don’t remember that:
Too bad they didn’t sign him instead of Carl Pavano.
BTW, did you root for A-Rod?
How come there were no complaints about J.D. Davis playing for the Mets? Or George Springer and Teoscar Herandez playing for the Blue Jays? Or Josh Reddick playing for the Diamondbacks? Or Tony Kemp playing for the Cubs and the Athletics? Or Derek Fisher playing for the Blue Jays and the Brewers? Or Max Stassi playing for the Angels? Or Brian McCann playing for the Braves? Or Juan Centeno playing for the Rangers and the Red Sox? Or Colin Moran playing for the Pirates? Or Norichika Aoki playing for the Blue Jays and the Mets? Or Jake Marisnick playing for the the Mets, the Cubs and the Padres? Or Cameron Maybin playing for the Marlins, the Mariners, the Tigers, the Cubs and the Mets?
All of those players played for the 2017 Astros before they went on to play for those other teams.
Where was the outcry?
Marwin Gonzalez joins the Yankees and all of a sudden his past cheating is a concern. Why not so when he previously played for the Twins and Red Sox and got paid more?
It’s almost as if the concern has to do with the uniform.