Paying Aaron Judge - Revisited

Paying Aaron Judge - Revisited

There has been significant discussion in our comments section the last week regarding a contract extension for Aaron Judge. Back in December, our own Matthew Cohen wrote about what a potential Aaron Judge extension might look like. I highly recommend regarding Cohen’s assessment, and at the time it was written, I agreed with most of what he wrote. However, much has changed in the last 3 months regarding baseball’s economic picture, and I think that it is worth revisiting a potential Judge extension now that the Yankees have given out more extensions in 2019 than they had in the last decade.

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Perspectives on The Aaron Hicks Extension

Perspectives on The Aaron Hicks Extension

When the news first broke on the Aaron Hicks extension, the first thing my eyes hit upon was the fact that the contract was for seven years. I was shocked. My first reaction was, “Seven years for Hicks and they won’t even engage Harper?” But then, I was that the total value of the deal was $70 million and I was amazed. My next thoughts were, “The Yankees locked up Hicks for only ten million dollars a year. Holy cow!” What a deal for the Yankees. What a tremendous deal!

Some perspectives:

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The Yankees Way? A Brief Look At How The Championship Were Built, Pt. 4 1936-39

The Yankees Way? A Brief Look At How The Championship Were Built, Pt. 4 1936-39

I contend that throughout their history, when the Yankees have been successful it is because they have used their great financial strength to acquire the necessary talent in order to build the best teams possible. I contend that has been the Yankees way from the very start of their success and it had defined their successful periods right up until the present day.

I decided to look at this in summary form to test my theory. In this new series, I will examine the various successful periods in Yankees history. I will look at the team’s starting players and find out how they were acquired to see if my perspective is correct.

Today’s article was written by Mike Whiteman as a continuation of this series.

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The Yankees Way? A Brief Look At How The Championship Were Built, Pt. 3: 1932

The Yankees Way? A Brief Look At How The Championship Were Built, Pt. 3: 1932

I contend that throughout their history, when the Yankees have been successful it is because they have used their great financial strength to acquire the necessary talent in order to build the best teams possible.

I decided to look at this in summary form to test my theory. In this series, I am examining the various successful championship periods in Yankees history. I will look at the team’s starting players and find out how they were acquired to see if my perspective is correct.

Some of the data used for this installment comes from Mike Whiteman who wrote the next post in this series on the 1936-39 Yankees.

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The Yankees Way? A Brief Look At How The Championship Teams Were Built, Pt. 2: 1926-1928

The Yankees Way? A Brief Look At How The Championship Teams Were Built, Pt. 2: 1926-1928

I contend that throughout their history, when the Yankees have been successful it is because they have used their great financial strength to acquire the necessary talent in order to build the best teams possible. I contend that has been the Yankees way from the very start of their success and it had defined their successful periods right up until the present day.

I decided to look at this in summary form to test my theory. In this new series, I will examine the various successful periods in Yankees history. I will look at the team’s starting players and find out how they were acquired to see if my perspective is correct.

This is Part 2 of this series where we look at the 1926-1928 Yankees.

Part 1 can be found here: A Brief Look At How The Championship Teams Were Built, Pt. 1: 1921-23

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The Yankees Way? A Brief Look At How The Championship Teams Were Built, Pt. 1: 1921-23

The Yankees Way?  A Brief Look At How The Championship Teams Were Built, Pt. 1: 1921-23

I contend that throughout their history, when the Yankees have been successful it is because they have used their great financial strength to acquire the necessary talent in order to build the best teams possible. I contend that has been the Yankees way from the very start of their success and it had defined their successful periods right up until the present day.

I decided to look at this in summary form to test my theory. In this new series, I will examine the various successful periods in Yankees history. I will look at the team’s starting players and find out how they were acquired to see if my perspective is correct.

We’ll begin with their first championship era, 1921-1923.

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Did Manny Machado Agree To Play For the Yankees? (UPDATE- Dec. 30)

Did Manny Machado Agree To Play For the Yankees? (UPDATE- Dec. 30)

The news broke on Twitter on December 28 at 12:56 p.m. Dan Clark, whose Twitter bio reads, “Multi-award winning sports writer. @IBWAA member. Prior works with ABC, FOX, CSN, etc. Creator of http://TBLDaily.com” broke the news that Machado has agreed to terms with the Yankees with an earth-shattering Tweet.

Let’s examine this story…

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