Friday, June 2, 2017

So It Seems...




Sorry, I know that's a catch-phrase used by and probably trade-marked by Daniel Burch but I'm not feeling too creative on a late Friday afternoon.

A couple of quick updates...

ERNESTO FRIERI

Contrary to earlier reports that Ernesto Frieri had decided not to exercise his opt-out, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweeted earlier today that Frieri has, in fact, opted out of his Triple-A contract.  Heyman feels that Frieri should have other options.  I am not too disappointed.  He didn't bring anything to the table for me, and there was no upside.  I think the Yankees have some very quality relief arms coming up in the system and I'd rather go the "grow your own" route with middle relief.  If there was a dearth of young arms in the system, then I'd be all-in for a veteran reliever.  Clearly, that's not the case.

Credit:  Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders have not yet announced the move on their website.

AARON JUDGE

The little guy in right has been named AL Rookie of the Month for the month of May.  According to the press release, Judge batted .347/441/.642 (33-for-95) during the month.  He had 17 runs, 5 doubles, 7 home runs, and 17 RBI's in 26 games.  Judge led all AL rookies in batting average, runs, hits, home runs, RBI and on-base percentage.  He was second in slugging percentage.  

To the best of my knowledge, he was the only AL rookie to get his own special seating area in his home ballpark with The Judge's Chambers.  

Probably also led AL rookies saying please and thank you.

Congratulations to #99!  This is just another award on his way to a World Series championship(s).

Credit:  Bill Streicher-USATSI
Go Yankees!

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