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Aaron Judge: I’d change positions to make Bryce Harper a Yankee
5 months ago  ::  Feb 05, 2019 - 1:18PM #1
bigjeep8
Posts: 625

Aaron Judge is willing to move over.



The Yankees seem less willing to unload $300 million.



The Yankees’ right fielder endorsed the idea of signing another superstar right fielder, telling TMZ Sports he’s amenable to a move to center field — where he played a single game last season — if it means Bryce Harper will be wearing pinstripes.



Of course, he also said Harper may be better suited to man center in a future, theoretical corps of himself, Harper and Giancarlo Stanton. But Judge is a team player.



“[Harper has] got more speed than me, man,” Judge said. “Wherever he wants to play, we’ll make it work.”



The Yankees have been disinterested in the Harper sweepstakes, as the six-time All-Star strangely is still a free agent on Feb. 5. The Phillies reportedly are the front-runners for his services, with the Nationals, White Sox and Padres still involved.



“Any time you can add an MVP to a team, it’s going to make it better,” said Judge, who’s coming off a .278/.392/.528 All-Star season. “So, it just all depends on where he wants to go. [Manny] Machado, Bryce Harper, any of them.”



Machado also is oddly available about seven weeks after meeting with the Yankees, Phillies and White Sox. The Padres have since joined the unmotivated suitors.



The Yankees, who have an overflowing outfield, have devoted money toward lesser infielders than Machado in Troy Tulowitzki and DJ LeMahieu and a stacked bullpen.



If there is any more space in their budget, Judge would create the outfield space.


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Boone: You know my mama wanted me to be a Manager.

Judge: My dad wanted me to be a baseball player.

Boone: Well you're better than any player I ever had. And you're the best God damn player I ever saw. Suit up.
5 months ago  ::  Feb 05, 2019 - 1:20PM #2
bigjeep8
Posts: 625

I think it's going to take money that Hal isn't spending! So Judge, you can stay where you are!       Smile

Boone: You know my mama wanted me to be a Manager.

Judge: My dad wanted me to be a baseball player.

Boone: Well you're better than any player I ever had. And you're the best God damn player I ever saw. Suit up.
5 months ago  ::  Feb 05, 2019 - 1:33PM #3
njyf
Posts: 410

Does Judge not understand that if the Yankees spend big on Machado and Harper then they will not have the money to spend on him when he hits free agency?

5 months ago  ::  Feb 05, 2019 - 1:38PM #4
felipe27point5
Posts: 1,094

Feb 5, 2019 -- 1:33PM, njyf wrote:


Does Judge not understand that if the Yankees spend big on Machado and Harper then they will not have the money to spend on him when he hits free agency?




I don't think the Yankees are short on cash, they're just choosing not to spend.


Even still, by the time Judge hits FA, guys like Ellsbury, Tanaka, Chapman, Happ, Ottavino, CC, will all be gone. THat's about $95 million right there

You are welcome to recall my posts when it becomes that i'm proven wrong as long as we judge it on the merits of what we knew to be true at the time it was posted.
5 months ago  ::  Feb 05, 2019 - 1:49PM #5
njyf
Posts: 410

Feb 5, 2019 -- 1:38PM, felipe27point5 wrote:


Feb 5, 2019 -- 1:33PM, njyf wrote:


Does Judge not understand that if the Yankees spend big on Machado and Harper then they will not have the money to spend on him when he hits free agency?




I don't think the Yankees are short on cash, they're just choosing not to spend.


Even still, by the time Judge hits FA, guys like Ellsbury, Tanaka, Chapman, Happ, Ottavino, CC, will all be gone. THat's about $95 million right there



And all those coming off the books will need to be replaced by others and with the Yankees, it certainly wouldn't be with cheap players. They'd be likely to be replaced by other high priced free agents.

5 months ago  ::  Feb 05, 2019 - 1:54PM #6
felipe27point5
Posts: 1,094

Like how they replaced Headley with Andujar and Castro with Torres? CC will be replaced from within the farm system, and we're talking several years out in some of those cases so who knows what the farm could produce in that time. Did anybody 4 years ago foresee Gleyber Torres being our starting 2B? Of course not, because he wasn't even in our organization


Additionally. acquiring via trade - such as they did with didi - means you're acquiring comparatively inexpensive players. Paxton is making less than all those guys i mentioned, and guys like Ellsbury won'tneed to be replaced because they already have. 


Feb 5, 2019 -- 1:49PM, njyf wrote:


And all those coming off the books will need to be replaced by others and with the Yankees, it certainly wouldn't be with cheap players. They'd be likely to be replaced by other high priced free agents.




You are welcome to recall my posts when it becomes that i'm proven wrong as long as we judge it on the merits of what we knew to be true at the time it was posted.
5 months ago  ::  Feb 05, 2019 - 1:55PM #7
Paterson
Posts: 6,091

 


     What do you think Aaron Hicks is thinking when he reads that ?


5 months ago  ::  Feb 05, 2019 - 1:59PM #8
2BBobby
Posts: 3,901

Feb 5, 2019 -- 1:55PM, Paterson wrote:


      What do you think Aaron Hicks is thinking when he reads that ?




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If you mean CF...not a chance.

5 months ago  ::  Feb 05, 2019 - 2:02PM #9
LiferYank
Posts: 6,708

Feb 5, 2019 -- 1:55PM, Paterson wrote:


 


     What do you think Aaron Hicks is thinking when he reads that ?





I think Hicks realizes he is not a Harper like player.

5 months ago  ::  Feb 05, 2019 - 2:04PM #10
Paterson
Posts: 6,091

Feb 5, 2019 -- 1:59PM, 2BBobby wrote:


Feb 5, 2019 -- 1:55PM, Paterson wrote:


      What do you think Aaron Hicks is thinking when he reads that ?




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If you mean CF...not a chance.




    I think Hicks would be annoyed if the thought Judge was campaigning for Harper. Hicks must be hoping for his own payday next year and Haprer would kill that.


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