WFAN's insane Juan Soto take will drive Yankees fans to the brink

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If you want the true experience of living and dying by every moment in a 162-game baseball season, then tune into WFAN each morning after a New York Yankees win or loss. Exaggerations on both sides of the coin will drive you to the brink of insanity.

Sometimes it's understandable, however. Like the concerns surrounding the Yankees offense with the lack of hitting with runners in scoring position and the constant grounding into double plays. Those issues haven't gone away and have been masked by the team's fast start.

Others, though, are completely uncalled for. Like Sal Licata, a noted Mets die-hard, calling out Juan Soto for walking in his ninth-inning plate appearance against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.

Licata claimed Soto was "looking" for the walk and that someone of Soto's stature, knowing Aaron Judge is struggling, needs to do "damage" in that situation. "Passing the baton" accomplishes nothing, and eventually led to the Yankees' loss.

But you quite literally cannot win every game, and that final Soto at-bat against Tanner Scott hardly offered Soto the opportunity to swing the bat. But that didn't stop Licata from a misplaced rant that now has him in the crosshairs of Yankees fans' ire.

WFAN's insane Juan Soto take will take Yankees fans to the brink

Scott, a left-hander, closed out the game for the Marlins, pitching 1.2 innings. He threw 34 pitches. Guess how many were strikes? Fourteen. He was completely erratic and unpredictable. Soto worked the count full then took ball four in the dirt. What do you want him to do? Golf one off the ground?

Judge ended up getting a pitch to hit, but he popped it up. The rest of the Yankees hitters who blew it against Scott were far more at fault than Soto, too. Anthony Rizzo popped out, Gleyber Torres struck out, Alex Verdugo grounded out, and Jose Trevino popped out. Soto and Giancarlo Stanton were the only ones who worked the count.

Imagine if Soto had been desperately trying to swing at poor offerings just to spare a struggling Judge on APRIL 10! We're not talking about an all-important postseason game. We're talking about the final game of a series win with the Yankees playing with house money and threatening to sweep.

This criticism would be valid in the right situation, but it couldn't have more "grasping for straws" vibes in this case. What's next? Licata saying the Mets don't want Soto because he walks too much? Tune in two weeks from now for the latest hot take.