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Also checking stats, Eduardo Escobar (tied for the MLB lead in RBIs with 92), Moustakas and Moncada are all probably ahead of Gio too.
Let's not forget Ramirez, Suarez, Donaldson, Rendon, and Turner too. Is Urshela even top 10? Not knocking Urshela, but the post was a little far-fetched.
 

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At this point he seems good enough that the Yankees won't necessarily be looking to upgrade that position in the near future. Be nice to spend that money elsewhere. That is plenty good enough for me.
 

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Let's not forget Ramirez, Suarez, Donaldson, Rendon, and Turner too. Is Urshela even top 10? Not knocking Urshela, but the post was a little far-fetched.
Yeah, all true, the WAR list I was looking at was messed up. I wonder whether ATL will try to keep Donaldson...
 

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Urshela is almost certainly the best 3B who got acquired for 'cash considerations' and is still pre-arb. :)
 

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Paxton from July through today

July 2 = 6ip 1er
July 7 = 6ip 2er
July 15 = 6ip 2er
July 21 = 3.1ip 4er (7runs)
July 26 = 4ip 7er
Aug 2 = 6ip 2er
Aug 7 = 6.2ip 1er

Those two bad starts crushed his ERA but he has actually been pretty good.
 

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NY somehow lost their first series to BAL this year, the first three games of the year. Assuming they finish this, they have won all 12 games against BAL since.
 

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Paxton from July through today

July 2 = 6ip 1er
July 7 = 6ip 2er
July 15 = 6ip 2er
July 21 = 3.1ip 4er (7runs)
July 26 = 4ip 7er
Aug 2 = 6ip 2er
Aug 7 = 6.2ip 1er

Those two bad starts crushed his ERA but he has actually been pretty good.
Yeah, he's not far from being his best self, and it's nice to see him hitting 97 on pitch 105 even with a 10 run lead.
 

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Angel Hernandez sucks, but I'm glad to have him back there now. He wants to get out of there.
 

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The Gio discussion is interesting. His surprising and timely emergence really set the tone for the Yankees this season. He was one of the first to step in and replace a regular. Torres did it, too, by moving over to short while Didi was out. DJ played three positions. What we see now is a selfless team that accepts every newcomer and seems to get better in the process. A very unusual Yankee team, similar to 1996 in some ways. Just a tight-knit group.
 

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NY wants to know if they can play 81 games in Camden Yards from now on.
 

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This isn't actually mean, NY just needed to keep this game going until Gleyber showed up so he could make their flight. Now he's here, so they can stop.
 

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Urshela might be a borderline top 10 3B in baseball right now (or even lower) because there are a ton of incredible 3B in the game right now, but on top of his stellar numbers, I am almost certain that he is better defensively than the metrics say and also his RISP numbers are amazing. Also, he is tough, he did not come out of the game the other night despite fouling a pitch off each leg in the same AB (ow and oww), and he has even played a bit of emergency LF and 1B when NY was desperate in recent weeks, he made good plays at both.
 

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Pretty shocking who moved into the OPS lead among NY hitters after this game, any guesses without checking? 2/3/4/5 are Tauch/DJ/Gio/Judge, all above .900 except Judge at .899.
 

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Gio is clutch. He's made so many game winning plays with the bat and the glove. Tonight was just for show: they didn't need his two HRs. It's the close games where he has really produced.
 

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Chance threw 34 pitches, maybe now we can get Loaisiga. NY is in the midst of 19 games in 17 days, two doubleheaders and no days off, 7-0 through 6 days but still 12 more games in the next 11 days, consecutive four game series @TOR, BAL, CLE.
 

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It'd be nice to get Maybin back, but it'll probably be at the expense of Gardner, who will turn 37 next August. This would assume an outfield of Tauchman, Hicks, Judge and Stanton primarily a DH.
 

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It'd be nice to get Maybin back, but it'll probably be at the expense of Gardner, who will turn 37 next August. This would assume an outfield of Tauchman, Hicks, Judge and Stanton primarily a DH.
You offer Brett the deal: go out on top, get to come back for a ring ceremony at The Stadium next Spring, but this is your swan song...I'll bet anything he takes the offer with no regrets....