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Old 07-20-2017, 12:44 PM
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I remember people saying Strasburg was a bust because he's not Sandy Koufax. Strasburg is a 3 time all star, silver slugger winner, and has a career K rate over 10 per 9 innings. I'd say that's pretty good but other people might say it's not good enough.

Judge will certainly win the ROY award this year and he's a starting all star. That's pretty good. Maybe he won't be a HOFer, but if he hits 30 homers a year for the next 4 or 5 seasons I'll be thrilled.

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Old 07-20-2017, 04:53 PM
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I certainly don't think Judge is the next Mantle. This post was to simply point out the ridiculous $175k asking price for his baseball card.
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:57 PM
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I remember people saying Strasburg was a bust because he's not Sandy Koufax. Strasburg is a 3 time all star, silver slugger winner, and has a career K rate over 10 per 9 innings. I'd say that's pretty good but other people might say it's not good enough.

Judge will certainly win the ROY award this year and he's a starting all star. That's pretty good. Maybe he won't be a HOFer, but if he hits 30 homers a year for the next 4 or 5 seasons I'll be thrilled.
Strasburg had unlimited potential when he came up -- a 100 MPH fastball that moved and that he could spot, and a wicked breaking ball. Plus the maturity of a 30 year old on the mound. He was that once or twice in a generation pitcher and then some. Yes, he is still good, but he is a ghost of who he could have been had he not blown his elbow out IMO.
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Old 07-23-2017, 10:48 PM
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It may be too early to call him the next Mantle, but the way the ball flies off his bat is amazing. I have spent more time watching Yankees games in the last couple of weeks than I've watched baseball in the last few years. It's been fun getting into the modern game again.

Check out this article. The Marlins consulted NASA engineers to build a roof that could not be hit. He hit it twice.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/07/...asa-equations/
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Trout's better than Mantle. Harper isn't as good as Mantle, nor will Judge be.
Trout is better than Mantle?? Glenn, are you serious or just messing with us?
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:19 PM
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It may be too early to call him the next Mantle, but the way the ball flies off his bat is amazing. I have spent more time watching Yankees games in the last couple of weeks than I've watched baseball in the last few years. It's been fun getting into the modern game again.

Check out this article. The Marlins consulted NASA engineers to build a roof that could not be hit. He hit it twice.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/07/...asa-equations/
It makes you wonder if Mantle had been 6"8" and 285 lbs what he might could have done hitting a baseball... Let's pump the brakes a bit on Judge, way to early. As it was, Mantle was 5'11" 180 lbs and was the fastest runner in baseball before he blew out his knee, and could hit a baseball 500 feet....

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I'm a lifelong Yankees fan and while I usually follow the yankees I've been watching and listening to most games when I can...thank you MLB.com. Mainly because the yanks have an exciting young team...and obviously judge is a big factor.

He's jeter on steroids. If he can stack together a nice career without any huge injuries...he will amass impressive #'s. I could see 40 hr 100 rbi being .300 ba being the norm for Aaron for a good long time!!

And I'm guessing when he signs his next big contract with the yankees he will be the next Captain!

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Old 07-24-2017, 09:34 PM
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I'm a lifelong Yankees fan and while I usually follow the yankees I've been watching and listening to most games when I can...thank you MLB.com. Mainly because the yanks have an exciting young team...and obviously judge is a big factor.

He's jeter on steroids. If he can stack together a nice career without any huge injuries...he will amass impressive #'s. I could see 40 hr 100 rbi being .300 ba being the norm for Aaron for a good long time!!

And I'm guessing when he signs his next big contract with the yankees he will be the next Captain!
Thanks Pete, would you dare compare him to Mantle?
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It makes you wonder if Mantle had been 6"8" and 285 lbs what he might could have done hitting a baseball... Let's pump the brakes a bit on Judge, way to early. As it was, Mantle was 5'11" 180 lbs and was the fastest runner in baseball before he blew out his knee, and could hit a baseball 500 feet....
I would like to understand what the story was on Judge when he was 20-24, from what I see his numbers were pretty mediocre, how do you go from being an at best above average minor leaguer to a superstar as a rookie at 25? That is a WTF for me to this point, but perhaps people have good explanations. It seems rather unprecedented but again perhaps not. Anyhow I agree with Kevin it's way too early to anoint him anything.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:02 PM
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I would like to understand what the story was on Judge when he was 20-24, from what I see his numbers were pretty mediocre, how do you go from being an at best above average minor leaguer to a superstar as a rookie at 25? That is a WTF for me to this point, but perhaps people have good explanations. It seems rather unprecedented but again perhaps not. Anyhow I agree with Kevin it's way too early to anoint him anything.
I agree...Where is this all coming from all of a sudden on his stats? Things that make you go hmmmm.
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