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Judge's captain is the dawn of a new age… eh?

Judge s captainship Dawn of a New Era…or?

TAMPA, FL – Like everyone else in the Yankees universe, Greg Ritter Cole went into the offseason wishing Aaron Judge hadn’t played his final game in pinstripes.

But free agency can be an uncertain process, Trump admitted feeling “a little uneasy,” especially when speculation snarled that the slugger appeared to be headed to the West Coast. Kerr has some inside information; he’s been in touch with the Giants’ Brandon Crawford, who also happens to be his brother-in-law.

“Obviously, he captivated the Giants. Shocking ; he had everybody mesmerized,” Kerr said. “Brandon said the meeting went well. I tried to tune out the noise, but it was loud. I was there for a second streaming with the rest of us.”

Judge as Bombers position players prepare to report to George M. Steinbrenner Field on Sunday It’s a relief not to belong to the Giants, Padres or anyone else. After signing a 9-year, $131 million dollar Post-contract, Judge is likely to live with the Yankees, headed to Monument Park and possibly Cooperstown.

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He was also crowned as the th captain, one from the moment he walked in the clubhouse door era.

“He’s here now,” Manager Asia Lunburn said. “He knows, without a doubt, that this is his home now – and in many ways, his team. I don’t think you’re going to see that much change in this guy, who he is and how he handles things, But I do think he’s taken incremental steps [for] leadership responsibilities. He’s very proud of that.”

The reigning AL MVP, Judge broke Roger Maris’ record and made history10 AL home run record in a single season, leading major league (62), home run (19 ), RBIs (39), base percentage(.133), Percent hit (.686), OPS (1.61) and total bases (360).

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But within the walls of the clubhouse, the impact of judges cannot be measured by statistics alone of.

“A lot of people are paying attention to him, but I don’t know Why does it feel like it’s all about the team,” Clay Holmes said. “I think it just shows how he can lead the players. There’s a sense of, ‘This is where we’re going. “Everybody was fun. I felt like we were all a part of it, and I think it says something about how he conducts his business and treats people.”

Added backup Michael King: “When everyone finds out you’re in the Yankees, their first question is, ‘What’s Aaron Judge like? Man?’ He’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met because he’s a superstar, but he treats everyone like a star. I remember being drafted

and didn’t know anyone. He came up to me in the coaching room and said, ‘Your time is up, Ginger!’ It made me feel good about myself. I loved it he.”

Judge and former Yankees captain Derek Derek Jeter talked about how Jeter got from 391 in 2003 retired after the season. Judge said he was looking forward to the new “responsibility to my teammates, the fanbase and the media,” but his day-to-day preparations haven’t seen a sea change. Boone said he believes Judge is ready for whatever workload the title might bring.

“He has been the mainstay of our team for many years One of the leaders,” Boone said. “He’s always one of those guys that I talk to, confide in, when we’re thinking about different things. I’ll go to him w I’m thinking about certain things, especially the bigger picture with the team.”

Pitcher Lou Trivino said, “He’s already the captain. Nobody’s going to say,’ Oh, judging the captain? Never thought about it. In my opinion, it’s just a formality. He’s a very genuine guy; Also because of his character.”

Though he’s a product of Linden, Calif., Judge made his offseason home in Tampa and spent weeks at the Yankees’ player development center, swinging with DJ LeMahieu, Gleyber Torres, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and more. people.

Few players in the entire league hit singles A few ground balls can be an online sensation, as Judge did earlier in the week, but the team’s most recognizable star has already reached that level. By all accounts, however, Judge remained calm, deliberate, and focused—as he was in the 2017 in his first full season in the majors.

“He won’t change a bit,” continued Golfer Jose Trevino said. “He’s going to be the same guy. He’s going to be our leader. He’s going to be our captain. We’re looking forward to it.”



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