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(ESPN)   Now that Anthony Rizzo has a new contract with the Yankees, he thinks Aaron Judge should stay "for the good of baseball." And by "for the good of baseball," he means "for the good of Anthony Rizzo to hit behind"   ( divider line
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2022-11-17 10:57:47 AM  
awww geez I don't know if a team like the Yankees can afford the big money due to a star player like Aaron Judge
2022-11-17 11:00:05 AM  
Have the Yankees ever thought about maybe buying some pitching?

Just a thought.
2022-11-17 11:10:13 AM  
I read the headline and somehow transposed Aaron Boone for Aaron Judge and immediately thought "yes, it would be good for baseball for Aaron Boone to stay with the Yankees. The Yankees will continue to dominate the regular season only to eat shiat in the playoffs every year."
2022-11-17 11:14:10 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Have the Yankees ever thought about maybe buying some pitching?

Just a thought.

Aces don't grow on trees.

Usually when a big name pitcher hits FA, the Yankees always make a play. Sometimes they succeed, but often said pitcher either A) doesn't want to play in New York or B) is being courted by some other team willing to break themselves over him (in either amount or duration) and the Yankees will set their sights elsewhere.

More commonly, you have to acquire a pitcher via trade, and teams usually don't offer good pitchers up unless they've given up they are rebuilding or said pitcher was specifically requested by the other team as part of a too-good-to-pass-up deal.

This past season, the biggest arm available at the deadline was Luis Castillo. The Yankees -desperately- wanted him, but apparently the Reds asked for something ridiculous in return. Who was the -2nd- biggest arm on the market, then? Frankie Montas.. and we all know how THAT worked out for the Yankees.

So who's the biggest FA arm currently? Verlander, and I somehow doubt he finds his way into pinstripes.

..speaking of Verlander and Judge, though the Yankees and Mets are under investigation for possible collusion regarding Judge, and in that article is also a blurb about Jim Crane potentially being in hot water for publicly discussing Verlander's contract negotiations.
2022-11-17 11:15:21 AM  
Wouldn't Rizzo want Judge to hit behind him?
2022-11-17 11:22:04 AM  
There's no advantage to hitting behind Judge
2022-11-17 11:32:43 AM  
He looks ahead to restrictions on defensive shifts next season.
"I'm hoping, obviously optimistically, like every lefty, I feel like I get very affected by the shifts, as a lot of lefties around the league," he said. "Those maybe meaningless little singles that get in the hole there, I feel like turn a lot of us lefties into a very dangerous hiatter."

That's what every team's analytics guys have been working on since the word came down on restricting the shift; finding that guy whose average is likely to jump if they can't smother the place he tends to hit the ball.
2022-11-17 11:55:02 AM  
They should offer a giant contract to the fattest pitcher they can find and lock him into a really long contract, that historically works well for them.

/Chief Time Waster
2022-11-17 1:16:15 PM  

azwethnkweiz: There's no advantage to hitting behind Judge

While I agree with you in principle, Judge hits in the 2-hole, and Rizzo hits behind him almost always. And I'll bet he doesn't hate that.
2022-11-17 1:18:22 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Have the Yankees ever thought about maybe buying some pitching?

Just a thought.

Wasn't it the offense that failed in the playoffs?
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