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Pinstripe Alley Nov 26, 2021
The great mistake of the Baby Bomber era

The great mistake of the Baby Bomber era

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Aaron Judge is a free agent in twelve months. It should never have happened like this. Let’s kick off this post with a list of names, and see if you can guess what they all have in common — Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, Anthony Rendon, Christian Yelich, Nolan Arenado, and Jose Altuve. Those eight guys were the only players in baseball to put up more fWAR between August 13th, 2016 and the end of 2018 than Aaron Judge did. That means that, despite an underwhelming first six weeks of his career, and despite...
Call to the Pen Nov 25, 2021

Aaron Judge the right player to end New York Yankees facial hair policy

The New York Yankees tend to stand out on the diamond due to one specific rule – facial hair is not allowed. While growing a moustache is perfectly acceptable, beards, long hair, and, as C. Montgomery Burns infamously reminded Don Mattingly, sideburns, are not allowed. The very concept of a player with a beard on […] Aaron Judge the right player to end New York Yankees facial hair policy - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Yankees’ Aaron Judge and Gerrit Cole named first-team All-MLB

Aaron Judge was named a first team outfielder on the All-MLB team. Yankee ace Gerrit Cole, despite an unsteady season and an extra-disappointing ending, was named a first-team starter.
Pinstripe Alley Nov 20, 2021
NYY News: 40-man roster carnage

NYY News: 40-man roster carnage

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Yankees expect to approach Aaron Judge about extension before spring training; Brian Cashman anticipates bounce back from Joey Gallo; Clint Frazier and Rougned Odor DFA’d in 40-man shuffle MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: There hasn’t been much buzz about a contract extension for Aaron Judge, but Brian Cashman stated that the Yankees and Judge’s camp intend to exchange figures some time this winter. Judge can hit free agency after 2022, which will be his age-30 season. There’s surely mutual desire to keep this marriage together, but...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 19, 2021
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 11/19/21

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 11/19/21

Photo by Adam Hunger/ Awards week comes to an end. The MVP race has been settled, and to no one’s surprise, Shohei Ohtani was the unanimous winner of the American League honors for his absolutely ridiculous two-way showing. Over in the National League, it was much more unclear, and Bryce Harper beat out his Nationals successor, Juan Soto, to take home his second MVP and first since his sensational 2015 in Washington. Aaron Judge turned in a fine showing of his own, finishing fourth for the AL MVP vote, not bad at all considering the stiff competition. The Yankees...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 18, 2021
NYY news: Yankees out on Seager, Correa?

NYY news: Yankees out on Seager, Correa?

Photo by Michael Zarrilli/ Yankees may not sign star free agent shortstop; Justin Verlander re-signs with Astros; Gerrit Cole finishes second in Cy Young; Hal Steinbrenner breaks silence on Aaron Judge extension; Marlins hire Marcus Thames New York Daily News | Matthew Roberson: Ever since the Yankees closed the book on the Gleyber Torres shortstop experiment, rumors circled around who the long-term replacement would be. This offseason seems like the perfect opportunity to address that hole, with a star-studded free agent shortstop class headlined by Carlos Correa and...
Newsday Nov 17, 2021

Hal Steinbrenner weighs in on Brian Cashman's contract, Carlos Correa, Aaron Judge and more

Yankees owner hit on all the topics of the offseason while at the MLB owners meetings in Chicago.
Pinstripe Alley Nov 15, 2021
How likely is Brian Cashman to extend Aaron Judge?

How likely is Brian Cashman to extend Aaron Judge?

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports His history of giving out long extensions is not deep. New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge turned some heads earlier in the week when he he said “a goal” of his is to be a a lifetime Yankee. Judge has made comments like this before, but coming before his last season prior to free agency, any extension talks are a bit more pressing. After another All-Star and Silver Slugger season, Judge will certainly command a lot of money, especially being the Yankees’ first home-grown offensive star in quite some time. However, history...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 15, 2021
NYY news: Judge wants to be Yankee for life

NYY news: Judge wants to be Yankee for life

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Aaron Judge wants to be Yankee for life; The Carlos Correa vs. Corey Seager debate continues; Former Baby Bomber signs in Japan MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: There might be some uncertainty about Aaron Judge’s future in pinstripes beyond 2022, but to the superstar slugger, it’s fairly straightforward: He wants to finish his career as a Yankee, along the lines of Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, and Don Mattingly before him. He told Hoch about this goal on the heels of winning a Silver Slugger and Fielding Bible Award, though he did...
Call to the Pen Nov 14, 2021

Aaron Judge has no desire to leave New York Yankees

Aaron Judge finds himself in a bit of an uncertain place. The New York Yankees‘ outfielder is set to enter free agency at the end of the upcoming season, and to this point, there have not been discussions about a possible extension. As the Yankees typically do not extend their players before free agency, that […] Aaron Judge has no desire to leave New York Yankees - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Newsday Nov 13, 2021

Aaron Judge has made it clear that he wants to be a Yankee for life; will Brian Cashman make that happen?

Judge, entering his final year of arbitration before becoming eligible to hit the free-agent market next offseason, has  made his desire clear on multiple occasions: He would like there to be some discussions this offseason regarding an extension.
Pinstripe Alley Nov 12, 2021
What type of contract should we expect for Aaron Judge?

What type of contract should we expect for Aaron Judge?

Photo by Winslow Townson/ Judge will enter free agency after the 2022 season, unless the team can come to an agreement with their superstar. The time is coming. The Yankees’ best player of the past five seasons is only one season away from free agency. That player is Aaron Judge — but talent isn’t the only thing that Judge possesses. On top of being an all-around player, he is a polarizing superstar. He sells jerseys, brings people to the stands, and is a perfect fit for the Yankees (or any team). It would be wise for the Yankees to extend him before he approaches...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 12, 2021
NYY News: No. 99 earns some silver

NYY News: No. 99 earns some silver

Photo by New York Yankees/ Aaron Judge wins Silver Slugger; Judge wants to spend whole career in the Bronx; Yankees interested in Bryan Reynolds, Starling Marte, Carlos Correa, Corey Seager Yahoo! Sports | Colin Martin: Aaron Judge added to his collection of hardware, winning his second Louisville Silver Slugger Award, joining Toronto’s Teoscar Hernández and Baltimore’s Cedric Mullins as the AL East swept the outfield awards for the American League. This is now the third straight season and fourth in five years that the Yankees have had at least one Silver Slugger...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 10, 2021
Yankees 2021 Roster Report Card: Aaron Judge

Yankees 2021 Roster Report Card: Aaron Judge

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports The hulking slugger managed to stay healthy and was, by far, the best position player on the 2021 Yankees. If you have watched baseball since 2017, you know who Aaron Judge is: a top slugger and a good fielder who struggles to stay healthy. However, he changed the narrative this season, playing the vast majority of games and maintaining top-end performance in the process. He was pretty much everything the Yankees could have hoped for in 2021. Grade: A 2021 Statistics: 148 games, 633 PA, .287/.373/.544, 39 HR, 98 RBI, 6 SB, 11.8 BB%, 25.0...

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