At 25 years old, Judge is threatening to do things no rookie has done before.
Sale is the total package of velocity, movement, control, command and an intangible best described as redassery.
Robert is the last elite talent available to sign under the rules of the old collective-bargaining agreement – ones that allowed teams to spend whatever they please on international talent, so long as they pay a dollar-for-dollar penalty on it and accept spending restrictions on international amateurs
In a conversation with Yahoo Sports, Jones addressed his place in baseball today, the ugly incident at Fenway Park in which a fan berated him with the N-word, Curt Schilling’s belief Jones made up the story, and how baseball is a white-man’s sport.
The Cubs sit in fourth place, behind the Cardinals, Reds and Brewers. Embarrassing is the wrong word. So is troublesome. This is just – it’s part of baseball.
Francona, 31, told MLB in a letter he believed the Dodgers gradually pushed him out of his job as assistant director of player development following his decision to seek an assessment at Home Base, a Boston-area organization dedicated to helping veterans treat so-called invisible wounds of war.
Either the game is graduating an unprecedented wave of young, everyday talent to the major leagues, or a player's prime is getting younger and younger, with the late 20s and early 30s replaced by the early-to-mid-20s.
Kendall Graveman dares hitters to beat him on his best pitch – again and again and again. His relentless approach goes against everything starting pitchers are taught.
Every Judge home run is a snowflake. He hits balls high and low, to the pull side and opposite field, rainbows and missiles. Judge is a five-tool home run hitter.
Once the owners give their seal of approval, once the financing is clear, the lifelong Yankee will be the face of the Miami Marlins. It may sound weird and for a short while feel odd, but it doesn’t take any squinting to know it looks just right.