The Yankees may have won big last night against the Kansas City Royals, but suffered one of their most significant losses of the season when they lost Aaron Judge for at least the next three to four weeks to an ulnar styloid fracture after being hit by a pitch on his right wrist. This injury sent the Bronx Faithful into a panic; they conducted a candlelight vigil at Yankee stadium for their wounded outfielder, and everyone suggesting their ideas of how Brian Cashman and company should fill the enormous hole left by their gargantuan slugger.
Judge has seemingly done it all on the field since he debuted in the majors in
the summer of 2016. He hit a home run in his first at-bat, broke the rookie
home run record, has had a section in Yankee Stadium designed for him, and has
set the standard for StatCast metrics with his unreal exit velocity, but what
occurred Wednesday night in Toronto was one of the most feel good stories for
the Yankees in 2018. This would have never happened, however, without a
standard of sportsmanship established by the “Aaron Judge Kid’s” family.
Last year Cashman acquired Sonny Gray, Jaime Garcia, David Robertson, Tommy Khanle, and Todd Frazier before the July 31st deadline, which helped drive the Bombers to game seven of the ALCS, but they gave up some of their better prospect in the process. The team has its sights set on a championship, so GM Brian Cashman will undoubtedly upgrade the starting pitching at the deadline, but who and for what?