The Yankees are 3.5 games back in the AL East, but they also had the kinds of problems that can wear on a team over the course of a long season and sink them in a hurry. We had already seen evidence of this basically once summer began, as New York is just 9-21 since winning six in a row in early June, dropping 7.5 games in the standings in that time. On Tuesday night, the Yankees made a trade that should plug a few holes and help stop all that bleeding.
New York upgraded at third base by dealing for Todd Frazier, but he didn’t come alone, as relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle came with the White Sox’s third baseman. While Frazier isn’t a star, he’s a capable bat with a 105 OPS+ in 2017, whereas Headley’s is 20 points below that, well below average both for the league as a whole and, more specifically, the hot corner.
Last fall, he set Linden High football records for single-season receiving yards (969), single-season touchdown receptions (17 on 54 catches) and career touchdown catches (21).
Over two seasons per MaxPreps, Judge accounted for 1,405 yards and 22 touchdowns.
His Linden High quarterback would simply lob a pass into the end zone, where his 6-foot-7, 240-pound wide receiver, a kid named Aaron Judge, would inevitably rise above the masses and catch it.
“Nobody,” said Huber, who coached Judge for three years at the high school outside of Stockton, Calif., “could stop him.”
There is little doubt in the minds of anyone who saw him play football that Judge could have had a career in the NFL, if he had wanted one. He was athletic enough that Huber considered making him a quarterback at Cheap Baseball Jerseys China first, before deciding his size and speed would be better utilized at wide receiver, and Judge went Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys on to break the school records in touchdown receptions and receiving yards.