An article in the Times-Leader focuses on Mark Melancon, who was quite surprised when the Yankees dealt him to the Astros.
“I was shocked, because it was so out of the blue. At that time, I was focused on being in pinstripes. It didn’t really enter my mind I would be pitching for somebody else.”
Then when he saw how much worse the Astros are than the Yankees, he got excited:
“After about five minutes of realizing what type of opportunity I had here in the Astros organization, I was excited."