Torres was called up on April 22. He hit his first home run 13 games later, on May 4. Since that date, only J.D. Martinez, with 16, has more home runs. This is a 21-year-old rookie second baseman in the first 45 games of his career going toe-to-toe with one of the game's best sluggers. Let's talk about that instead of worrying so much about pace of play.
This may sound like a silly thing to type, but I'm going to type it anyway: Gleyber Torres has a chance to become the best player in the game, non-Mike Trout division. Astute readers may recall that in the previous edition of Real or Not, I raved about Juan Soto and said hemay be better than Torres or Ronald Acuna Jr. What can I say? These are exciting times.
Yeah, Gleyber seems to me like the guy you are going to pay, especially since he is so young. Sanchez may be a man without a position by the time he hits FA. And Judge will be 30 when he hits the market. I may avoid big contracts to those two before anyone else.Francesca has been beating the drum for awhile that Torres is a “generational talent” who is absolutely untouchable.
The pundits on whatever that Golic morning show were all taking the opposite tack, basically saying that De Grom greatly increases the chance for a WS win this year, as the Yanks need pitching. Plus they won’t be able to pay all of Judge, Sanchez, Didi, Hicks, etc so they should trade someone