Only God Can Judge Judge

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Yankees Age 26 or Younger to HR in All-Star Game:

Aaron Judge (2018)
Mickey Mantle (1956, 1955)
Joe DiMaggio (1939)
 

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Yankees Age 26 or Younger to HR in All-Star Game:

Aaron Judge (2018)
Mickey Mantle (1956, 1955)
Joe DiMaggio (1939)
Out of 59 for all teams (including Ted Williams 1941 age 22, Bobby Doerr 1943 age 25 and Fred Lynn 1976 age 24). Johnny Bench is the youngest, at age 21 in 1969. Johnny Bench did it three times - Al Kaline, Mantle (as noted above) & Trout did it twice. Five of them were last night!
 

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What does game situation mean? 3 weeks before he can swing a bat in a game, or 3 weeks before he can swing a bat at all?
Guessing this is the source the Yankees are using? If so, IANAD, but given the phrasing 'Conservative therapy involving immobilization of the injured wrist for 3 weeks proved to be successful' it sounds like the latter?

Bring on the Billy McKinney era!
About that, not sure this is possible at the moment either.
 

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Yeah, that definitely could have been worse, crazy that it came just hours after moving Drury and McKinney. I guess Wade will come up, Walker will keep getting ABs and hopefully Frazier will be back soon, and maybe they can trade for a fill-in bat like Moustakas if the price isn't too crazy.
 

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So funny how long it took me to remember that Jacoby Ellsbury is still vaguely connected to the team, I needed to see someone mention him on Twitter. Miracle recovery?
 

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Guessing this is the source the Yankees are using? If so, IANAD, but given the phrasing 'Conservative therapy involving immobilization of the injured wrist for 3 weeks proved to be successful' it sounds like the latter?
The latter, if things turn out well:
If the bone fragment healed, it took 6 to 8 weeks.
The hamate bone is implicated too, which brings back memories of Big Papi's lost year.

Tendons were not mentioned, but any mention of 'wrist' brings back Nomemories.
 

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Oh, Hanley would be awesome/hilarious, I would totally sign up for that if he is somehow in shape. Or what about Dozier?
 

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The timing is kind of perfect to add someone, 5 days before the deadline and rosters expanding around when Judge will hopefully be back. NY just needs a DH bat so they should have lots of options.
 

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Wrists can be brutal. I like Judge, hope he heals fast. That said, his power could absolutely be usurped until spring. Wait and see.....
 

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Judge has been my nephew's gateway into baseball over the last couple of seasons. He doesn't know it yet, but his dad got tickets for the August 16th game at Yankee Stadium. This is a bummer. I've never wished for a Yankee to recover quickly, but that's where I am now.
 

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That's a good call. Or if the Nats are selling, see how cheap the Yanks can get Daniel Murphy.
I'm not sure the Nats are sellers yet since Phillies and Braves both could be caught, and with the myriad of injuries they are facing, guys like Reynolds are actually needed/seeing a lot of playing time....
 

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FWIW - Merloni said he had the same injury and he was out a few months. Though he wasn't sure it was in the exact same spot.

Of course no team in history has needed Lou Merloni to rush back in a pennant race either.
 

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It's also advisable to minimize the reported impact of any injuries as much as possible before the trade deadline.
Sure, but since Stanton can move from DH to RF, NY can bring in any hitter, no need for them to play defense. So there should be plenty of non-pricy options whether Judge is out three weeks or the rest of the season.

I think they'll get someone like Mark Reynolds or Jose Martinez before the Sox series next weekend, also Tyler Austin is still in AAA if nothing satisfying works out.
 

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The most appalling and frightening aspect of this whole thing is Boone calling him "Judgey".
I have a friend with the same last name. That’s his nickname, so it didn’t register with me. Except that I still don’t like managers using nicknames.
 

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He is back and has yet to homer in his return (34 ABs) but in off the field news, he had the best selling jersey in all of MLB for the second straight season:

 

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Haha. bumping this thread for the first time in a year with the exact same post, best-selling jersey in MLB for the third straight year.

 

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Judge won the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year for RFs, which is especially notable as he beat out both Bellinger and Betts.