• Aaron Judge Is Big

    Posted by on January 30th, 2014 · Comments (5)

    Then again, so was Andrew Brackman, Andy Brown and Brian Buchanan…

    Comments on Aaron Judge Is Big

    1. yankee5
      January 30th, 2014 | 2:47 pm

      I can hardly believe you are comparing Judge to Buchanan. The ONLY thing that guy could do was hit the ball far once Ina while. Judge has 5 tools and can play center. Figure it out.

    2. KPOcala
      January 31st, 2014 | 3:14 am

      Keith Law is pretty high on him. This guy might really be a fun player to watch, really would like to see him make it. FWIW, Law also said that he may even start his career is center, which speaks highly of his athleticism .Yeah, I know, Brackman was also “athletic”. BTW, over the years I’ve noticed that Yankee fans, like their teams ownership, tend to believe that if a pitcher isn’t an “ace” by 25, then ‘off to the catapult’. Anyone care to do it, look at a any list of “good to great” pitching careers and notice how many took until their late twenties to “figure it out”. Also notice that the majority of a pitchers wins are often done in their thirties. Then , consider all the “big arms” that have come in with a blast and exited with a whimper. That philosophy, IMHO, has not served the Yankees well over the last forty years, and is at least part of the lack of team grown pitching over that time period. I hope I’m wrong, but guys like Hughes and Chamberlain may one day bite the Yankees in the ass. Stay tuned.

    3. Scout
      February 1st, 2014 | 12:59 pm

      Mentioning Andy Brown to me is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. He was the worst #1 pick I’ve ever seen in short season A ball. Whoever recommended him as a top draft choice should be condemned to a lifetime of writing replies to blog posts, like the rest of us.

    4. Kamieniecki
      February 1st, 2014 | 2:37 pm

      Who was the G.M. in June of 1998, when Andy Brown was drafted? Let me take a wild guess…

    5. KPOcala
      February 1st, 2014 | 5:02 pm

      @ Kamieniecki: I don’t believe that Cashman was the “Real” GM at that point. The late nineties had a bunch of real winners, like Parrish, Griffin, ‘ad nauseum’….. I’d bet that Clyde King had a lot to do with those drafts, he had the ear of the Emperor for decades……

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