Wednesday, July 1, 2015
HERE COMES THE JUDGE... MAYBE
Wally Matthews of ESPN brings up a good point in his piece about Carlos Beltran being out, and...
"... if it turns out that Beltran will be out for any length of time, the cries of "Here Comes the Judge'' will be heard from all corners of the city.
The question is, should the Yankees heed them?
Certainly, it is a tempting prospect to call up the 23-year-old Judge, who stands an imposing 6-foot-7 and weighs 275 pounds, and throw him into the maelstrom of Major League Baseball, and New York City Major League Baseball, no less, to find out if he will sink or swim.
Judge has clearly been fast-tracked for stardom by the Yankees, after an impressive spring training. A No. 1 pick in the 2013 amateur draft, Judge was promoted to Triple A Scranton in mid-June after playing 63 games for Double A Trenton, where he batted .284 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI. Last week, he was chosen along with catcher Gary Sanchez to play in the 2015 Futures Game, an honor accorded the best prospects in minor-league ball."
You know us here at BYB. We're ready for Judge. We have felt as though Beltran has shown his age. He looks tired, uninterested and going through the motions at times. With Beltran hurt, maybe it's time for the call up Judge. Get him up here, let him get a few major league at-bats, bring some energy into the Yankee fan base... we just want a taste... that's all I'm saying.
Great piece by Wally. Check it out.
Come on Yanks... time for Judge.
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