Friday, August 28, 2015
SEPTEMBER CALL UPS? NOT AARON JUDGE
It's a collective gasp... and I heard it. Yup, Aaron Judge won't be in that crop of September call ups for the New York Yankees. That, my friends is a damn shame. Let's hope it's not a mistake.
According to Chad Jennings at LoHud:
"The Yankees have no plans to bring Aaron Judge to the big leagues when rosters expand in September. Judge remains the Yankees’ top offensive prospect, but he’s hitting just .232 in Triple-A, he will not be Rule 5 eligible this winter, and there’s currently no clear role for him to play in New York.
'Just like last year with (Rob) Refsnyder, we’re not going to bring somebody just to bring them,' general manager Brian Cashman said. 'Greg Bird came up because there was a need, and obviously he was performing well. In Judge’s case, there’s currently not a need.'”
I guess the reasoning makes sense... kind of. I always love to see youngsters mixed in with the team in the Bigs just so they can get the experience, get some at bats, get alittle confidence, learn from some of the veterans and get alittle hope. Plus, sometimes there are big moments in September that carry over to the playoffs... and it's magical. It's all from adrenaline. Whatever the case... I'm bummed about that.
Anyway, we gotta move passed it now. We have a championship to go win, with or without Judge. Rub some dirt on it and move on.
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