The Joey Gallo Experiment Is Over In The Bronx–Gallo Dealt From Yankees to Dodgers

The Joey Gallo Experiment Is Over In The Bronx–Gallo Dealt From Yankees to Dodgers
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Frank Weber
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Frank Weber
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August 26th 2022 - 12:09 PM

When he’s good, he’s good. In 2017 Gallo hit 41 home runs while collecting 80 RBIs, and he almost exactly repeated those numbers next year by smashing 40 dingers with 92 RBIs. But, and there’s always a but, When he’s bad, he’s bad.

Since joining the Yankees halfway through last season, Joey Gallo hit only 25 home runs in 140 games, all the while hitting .160 with a measly .292 on base percentage. And if Gallo is bad when he’s bad, he’s HORRIBLE when he’s horrible. 

In the month of July, Gallo only collected six hits across 45 at bats, all while striking out 21 times. So, saying it was time for Gallo to go was a bit of an understatement. And now, he’ll try his luck on the WEST coast, and will be suiting up for the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

The Dodgers acquired Joey Gallo from the Yankees on Tuesday, August 8th, and gave up their 15th-ranked prospect, Clayton Beeter, in the process. Gallo will likely represent outfield insurance for the NL West-leading Dodgers, who are currently without Chris Taylor. 

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