I understand the concept of clickbait. Manipulating headlines on here to throw people into a frenzy online is one of my favorite activities. (The easiest way to do it is literally just mention Gary Sanchez). But the New York Post has collectively lost their damn minds when it comes to New York Yankees coverage.
This isn’t necessarily a new thing. The Post does employ Joel Sherman, who once suggested the Yankees bench Giancarlo Stanton in the playoffs for Tyler Wade.
I would say I’m surprised about Sherman’s list today but he suggested starting Tyler Wade over Giancarlo Stanton in the playoffs pic.twitter.com/hHBKhpMCXc
Saying the “overall at-bats are better” with a career .190 AVG/.575 OPS hitter instead of one with a .268 AVG/.905 OPS is quite the take quake. Since Spring Training started, the Post has gone even crazier with some of their Yankees reporting.
I actually blogged this a few weeks ago, so I won’t talk about it at length. But for as much hype as Dominguez gets, comparing him to Trout before he’s even played a professional game is beyond ridiculous. Let’s see the kid face Single-A pitching before we put him in the same sentence as a guy who’s never finished outside of the Top 5 in MVP voting.
Monty looked good through three scoreless on Sunday. Definitely encouraging to see. But deadly? Over three spring innings with one strikeout? Let’s relax.
The headline comes from an Aaron Judge quote where he said Montgomery is “deadly” when he can attack hitters and have them expand the zone. But let’s not pretend everyone was so blown away by a handful of innings in Spring Training. It was encouraging to see. But please pump the brakes.
Again, this was from a Judge quote. The Yankees’ right fielder said that Gary’s “a guy that can go out there and win AL MVP.” In 2017, at the absolute peak of Gary’s powers, he placed No. 22 in AL MVP voting. So while it’s a long shot, I don’t hate Judge saying that. He’s seen how good Gary can be, and clearly thinks highly of him. But the Post shouldn’t be acting like Sanchez is all of a sudden up there as a favorite to win the award. I think we see a bounce back from Gary, but there are at least five Yankees I’d throw money on winning the MVP before him. I’m just looking for 2019 Gary, not trying to push my luck with MVP Gary.
All in all, I am calling for an end to the New York Post’s Yankees clickbait. Look to more reputable sources for your Yankees news – say, Bronx Pinstripes! Except for me, my blogs are full of $#!+.
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