Good for them, really. It's nice to see more players doing the right thing, whatever their motivations. This could give the Yankees a competitive leg up on teams like the Red Sox who will be playing 10 games in Toronto without their full team due to self-inflicted wounds. In what is likely to be a fairly tight race for the division and wild card spots, it's plausible that this could make the difference. Kudos to guys like Rizzo and Judge who I didn't think were getting vaccinated. At least being there for their team was enough reason for them to get vaccinated which is more than we can say about some Sox players.Yeah, but now Heyman has posted a more factual update.
It could be that, or it could be that Judge is a FA this winter and Rizzo can be if he wants (he signed for 2 years but can opt out after 1). I'm guessing more the latter than the former, but either way, very happy they can play those TOR games.At least being there for their team was enough reason for them to get vaccinated which is more than we can say about some Sox players.
I'd be fine with that too if I were you. I wouldn't care what their personal reason is as long as it led to the right place.It could be that, or it could be that Judge is a FA this winter and Rizzo can be if he wants (he signed for 2 years but can opt out after 1). I'm guessing more the latter than the former, but either way, very happy they can play those TOR games.
Crazy, but I think this is something we are seeing across the game.This is a fun stat:
The New York Yankees have been shut out in 3 of their first 13 games of a season for the second time in franchise history. The other time was in the Dead Ball Era, when they were still the Highlanders (1912).
View: https://twitter.com/hgomez27/status/1518715242712387586?s=21&t=xJzcfZM29h9ke55rGG7DbwThere are only six days left until rosters go from 28 to 26 (unless they decide to change that again), the NY bullpen is very well rested with a day off tomorrow. Marinaccio threw 29 pitches in a wild mopup 9th today, and he was already a lock to go down in six days, so I expect NY to replace him by Tuesday and then that guy could go down on May 1. It almost certainly needs to be someone on the 40 man already, my guess is the red-hot Miguel Andujar, 7-13 this weekend in AAA. Bring him up, give him 2-3 games in LF, good games build genuine trade value and bad games at least he will know back in AAA that they gave him a bit of a chance and so maybe another could come if he performs.
That’s my advice, Brian, I accept PayPal.
The move is for Hicks being on the paternity leave.Rumor that Aaron Hicks had a kid, so could be a paternity leave replacement, or like I said, they are not going to use Marinaccio much before sending him down next weekend anyway, but the corresponding move hasn't been announced, not sure NY wanted the Andujar one out yet but Hector Gomez posted it.
First stretch just ended, NY went an amazing 11-1. Now comes the real test.Two stretches coming up, the 1st started tonight:
3 @ MIN
3 @ TOR
3 @ TB
We’ll have a much better idea where NY stands after that, that will be 73 games in.
This will probably be hard to confirm for a long time, but I really believe that Cashman told him they would bring him back if he agreed to have a lot of the in-game decision making taken out of his hands. What he is really good at is being the public face of the Yankees, and basically never loses his cool in post-game press conferences, no matter how inane the question (I know I for one could not do this, heh). He also pretty much understands everything that is going on and seems to be in the room at a lot of levels of decision making, he talked today about how they had been eyeing Carpenter since the spring for instance and that the timing was good with Stanton/Donaldson being out when he opted out of his TEX AAA deal, but that they would have probably signed him anyway.On pace to win 119 games. Imagine how many it could be were it not for Boone. And to think, many of you thought they had a bad off-season! Ughhhhh
Since you bring him up, another Boone thing from today's postgame press conference:Carpenter doing his best Kevin Maas impression.
Asked whether he believed he had lost his role to Holmes, Chapman said that was not his focus.
"I don't see it that way. I'm past that point in my career in which I would fight for a role, for the closer role, I've already gone through that," Chapman said. "When I got to the major leagues, they gave me the opportunity to close and I took advantage it. Pretty much the same thing is happening to [Holmes]. I am trying to come back, healthy, [to] help the team in any role. He is doing an excellent job right now and he deserves the role that he has."