Showing posts from December, 2022

BREAKING: LHP Carlos Rodon to Yankees on a 6-Year/$162M deal

Photo credit: New York Post On the eve of my birthday, and with ten days until Christmas, the Yankees gave us all the gift we've been waiting for: they won the Carlos Rodon sweepstakes on a 6-year, $162M deal after he opted out of a contract with the San Francisco Giants.   The deal also reportedly includes a no-trade clause.   Jon Heyman recovered from the Arson Judge debacle and had it first:  Rodon to Yankees — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 16, 2022 A starting pitcher was high on the wish list of Yankees fans, as Frankie Montas was a bust in 2022, Luis Severino hasn't pitched a full season in some time due to injuries, Jameson Taillon joined the Chicago Cubs and Nestor Cortes and Gerrit Cole can't do everything.   In the 2022 season, Rodon went 14-8, with a 2.88 ERA and 237 strikeouts over 178 innings pitched.  He allowed 52 walks, and 59 runs on 131 hits -- and just 12 of those runs were home runs.  According to ESPN , in 2021, Rodon "returned to elite form&quo

BREAKING: Yankees and Aaron Judge agree to terms

After an incredibly nerve-wracking few weeks (six months) the Yankees and Aaron Judge have agreed to terms on a contract to keep the big man in pinstripes. The deal was broken by Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi Wednesday morning and the reported terms of the deal are nine years and a whopping $360 million. The eyes of the baseball world have been on Judge this offseason as he was the premier free agent in this year’s market. The Yankees obviously wanted to keep their homegrown star but there were not too many hard reports and facts about Judge’s movements and desires as the offseason wore on. In the face of fierce competition, the Yankees got their man and now the conversation will begin as to when he is made the next captain of the Yankees, something that has been widely assumed but that Ken Rosenthal reported is expected in his article for The Athletic Wednesday morning. Credit: The Associated Press