Yankees: 6 Untouchables Who Should Not Be in Trade Talks
By Ryan Doyle
Keeping the face of the Yankees franchise around is a no-brainer.
OF Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge is the face of the New York Yankees. In the right-field seats, he presides over the Judge’s Chambers section, and the swarm of 99 jerseys that cheer him on grow each year. It’s amazing that only three seasons ago he was fighting for a starting job.
While recent injuries have impacted his availability over the past two seasons, when on the field there is no denying Judge is one of the games premier talents.
Judge’s power is unmatched with only fellow Yankee outfielder Giancarlo Stanton able to match the speed and distance at which Judge can hit a baseball.
Although it may be a small outfield to roam in Yankee Stadium, Judge is a tremendous outfielder who fires pinpoint throws from the corner and uses his size to scale the right-field wall and make diving catches.
Off the field, Judge is the leader of the clubhouse, bringing in a new vibe to the roster as the old guard, including CC Sabathia and Brett Gardner, end their careers.
Judge’s makeup is also perfect for New York. No situation fazes him. Whether he’s growing frustrated with injuries or has just hit a home run in the playoffs, he answers questions all the same.
Speaking of playoffs, Judge has come through when it mattered most. In 27 games, Judge has hit eight homers and driven in 28 RBI with a .910 OPS.
While he may need to lead the Yankees to a World Series before earning the Captain’s “C,” there’s no doubt that the Yankees have become Judge’s team. A player that important cannot be traded.