The Yankees announced they’ve designated Miguel Andújar for assignment. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Zack Britton, who has been reinstated from the 60-day injured list. To open a spot for Britton on the active roster, New York placed southpaw Wandy Peralta on the 15-day IL, retroactive to September 19, with thoracic spine tightness.
Andújar’s designation is likely to bring an end to his time as a Yankee. Signed as an amateur free agent back in 2011, he developed into one of the organization’s better prospects a few years later. Andújar hit well on his way up the minor league ladder, earning a cup of coffee late in the 2017 season. The right-handed hitter was widely regarded among the sport’s top prospects heading into 2018, and he very quickly seized the job as New York’s primary third baseman.
During his age-23 rookie season, Andújar hit .297/.328/.527 through 606 plate appearances. He connected on 27 home runs and 47 doubles, tying for third in the majors in the latter category. It wasn’t a flawless season — he didn’t walk much and his defensive marks were subpar — but it was an unquestionably impressive effort that looked as if it’d cement him in the middle of the Yankees order for years to come. He picked up a second place finish in that year’s American League Rookie of the Year balloting, collecting the five first-place votes that didn’t go to Shohei Ohtani.
Impressive as that debut season was, Andújar hasn’t gotten an extended chance to build upon it in the four years since then. That’s in large part due to injury, as he suffered a labrum tear in his right shoulder early in the 2019 campaign. He played in only 12 games before undergoing season-ending surgery. By the time he returned to health for 2020, Gio Urshela had broken out and staked a claim to the hot corner in the Bronx. Andújar was relegated to a depth role, bouncing between Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and New York as needed but never appearing in more than 45 games in a season.
Andújar hasn’t done much in those brief stints to warrant more regular playing time. Dating back to the start of the 2020 campaign, he owns just a .244/.272/.346 line with eight homers in 327 trips to the plate. That’s obviously not sufficient for a bat-first player, but it’s fair to wonder whether he’d have been able to perform better if the Yankees had more consistent at-bats to give him. Instead, he’s been caught in something of a catch-22 for three seasons: never playing well enough to earn everyday reps on a win-now team and thus not having a window of opportunity to get back on track.
The constant shuffling on and off the roster made Andújar a frequent subject of trade speculation, and the 27-year-old has reportedly requested to be traded on multiple occasions in search of a new opportunity. While the Yankees were open to offers at this summer’s deadline (and quite likely at periods before this August), they didn’t find a deal to their liking. Instead, they’ve kept Andújar around as a depth player while getting him some more experience in the corner outfield in addition to his infield work.
The lack of apparent playing time available has become so glaring the Yankees now decide to take him off the roster entirely. With the trade deadline having passed, they’ll have no choice but to place him on waivers in the next few days. It appears likely another team will put in a claim. Not only has Andújar had some MLB success a few years back, he owns a solid .285/.330/.487 line with 13 longballs in 297 Triple-A plate appearances this season. He’s only gone down on strikes in 11.8% of those trips, showcasing the blend of contact and power that once made him such a promising offensive player.
Andújar is making $1.3MM this season, but less than $100K of that remains to be paid out. He’s likely to finish this season with four-plus years of MLB service, meaning he’ll be eligible for arbitration twice more after this year. This is Andújar’s final minor league option year, so he’d have to break camp with another team next season or again be designated for assignment.
As for the other players involved, it’s a notable return for Britton. The veteran southpaw hasn’t thrown an MLB pitch this season after undergoing UCL replacement surgery last September. That brought a disheartening end to what had already been a rough season, as Britton posted just a 5.89 ERA over 18 1/3 innings while battling multiple injuries in 2021. He has made eight appearances on a minor league rehab stint and now returns to the active roster with a little less than two weeks to try to earn a playoff roster spot.
Britton is making $14MM this season, the final year of a contract he signed in January 2019. The 34-year-old is headed back to free agency at the end of the season. He won’t approach that kind of salary on his next deal, but a strong showing down the stretch and into the playoffs could earn him a few million dollars on the open market.
With Britton stepping in as a left-handed option for manager Aaron Boone, Peralta heads to the shelf. He’s had a quietly excellent 2022 campaign, working to a 2.72 ERA over 56 1/3 frames while holding southpaws to a meager .155/.211/.211 line in 77 plate appearances. He’d be a nice situational weapon for the postseason, and Boone told reporters this afternoon the club anticipates he’ll be back before the end of the regular season (via Bryan Hoch of MLB.com).
I guess they won’t be trading him for Sandy Alcantera.
They are keeping his service time down so they can do 1:1 for Ohtani
Oh they designated him?!?! Haha, the “trade him for the moon” dream is dead
Don’t worry, Peraza is ready to take the ‘moon’ role.
More proof for how incompetent a GM, that Cashman is. Only his ability to have access to spend, allows him to keep his position.
I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss Peraza.
Holy overreaction batman. I guess Cashman is the only GM to ever buy into a prospects potential just to see them fail. It happens to the best of them.
Sandy Alcantara…or “every single player on the trade block known to man”
I kid you not, I was about to drop this same exact line on here but yoi beat me to it.
I doubt any other teams are willing to trade for him.
When I read Miguel Andujar requested to be traded, my impulse was that he would be traded immediately. Does anyone see a potential landing spot because I don’t.
Holy crap!! Didn’t see that coming.
I did. The Yankees have a roster crunch, and bringing back Britton would require someone to be dropped from the 40-man. I kept coming back to Andujar. He was gone at season’s end regardless. They pulled the trigger a couple weeks early.
He’s never been the same since the shoulder surgery. He’ll get another shot elsewhere, but I’m not convinced he has the same bat speed.
I would have guessed Florial before Andujar. But maybe Florial still has options after this year?
@Joe, I’m pretty sure Florial is also out of options, but he’s a plus defender who plays CF and is very fast. He could have value on a postseason roster. Andujar really doesn’t. I suspect Florial is also gone after this season, but there’s a non-zero chance they’ll roster him next year as a defender and runner off the bench. Speed guys may have extra value with the rules changes. Likely not though. This is a short-term preference between the two.
Unfortunately, neither Florial nor Andujar did anything in their limited 2022 big league chances. I have long been a Florial supporter, but this year he proved the time tested theory that the biggest jump is from AAA to the majors.
No you didn’t.
With your mom.
So glad for Andy to finally catch on with someone else. I hope the Cubs give him a call, and a chance to play everyday.
I figured Andujar was a clear non tender candidate this offseason so why not cut bait now. His usefulness to the Yankees ended a long time ago. Maybe he’ll catch on with a team in a low pressure situation
And yet somehow Yankee fans kept trying to trade him for superstars. Yankee prospects are so systematically overhyped it’s become a joke.
…actually, I’ve only seen non-Yankee fans claiming that.
Examples of non-Yankees fans claiming that? See above…
“And yet somehow Yankee fans kept trying to trade him for superstars. ” Really? Then they must be mentally broken. Fans can’t trade players, only GMs can; so if fans are trying to make trades, they’re either very stupid or outright delusional.
@Clip, I believe Mad Hatter was asking that of seamaholic. Hard to tell sometimes with the way notes thread of my mobile!
It may have been and it is tough to discern….
How about that Yankees win, huh? Ironically, Judge was the only one without a hit …. And we finally won!
I really thought that 404FT blast was going out though. I’m still scratching my head at how that stayed in the park. Weather/wind perhaps?
Fun win. Glad to see Stanton coming around. Now if they can only figure out their bullpen. The injuries have been relentless.
October’s chill came early. A couple days earlier and that ball is out.
1 year wonder to this point. Maybe he can recapture it somewhere else?
He’s having a decent season at Triple-A. Not saying he’ll replicate his 2018 rookie season, but the Yankees and giving prospects/former prospects regular playing time seems to be so inconsistent.
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I mean, they’re a team that’s supposed to be going for a championship this year. They can’t really afford to let a struggling young player work to figure it out when it’s crunch time. They gave him every opportunity over the last couple of years that they realistically could give him and he didn’t run with it.
Can’t be a 1 year wonder if you were never given the chance after he lost a season. They have pretty much screwed him ever since he requested to be traded. If you are not Cashman’s pet you will get screwed next will be Florial to go but noticed how he didn’t have the balls to designate HIcks, Gallo or Britton.
He was given a number of shots. He never was able to make it a difficult decision. His AAA stats are underwhelming considering his experience and that he repeating AAA multiple times.
Good for him in that at least some team will likely give him an extended look again. Maybe. Go to Colorado!
How was he given a fair shot? He lost his job due to injury and since Gio was worldly for the Yankees defensively that is when he lost his position. He was never given a shot afterwards, he was brought up numerous times to sit on the bench then jettisoned back and when his Agent complained that was the final nail. Meanwhile, Cashman gave Hicks, Gallo numerous times to get out of their slumps which was never a slump to begin with but they are horrible hitters.
Bottom line if you fall in Cashman’s doghouse you are good as gone.
Hicks and Gallo are better.
Maybe he should have actually hit the ball when given chances.
Hicks is not better than Andujar – they might even be the same, but I’d go for Andujar regardless. Hicks was a failed prospect in Minnesota which is why they traded him for a backup catcher in J.R. Murphy. He had one DECENT year with the Yankees and then got signed for 7/70M. Is that a current day bargain? Yes. However, he’s continued to somehow fail upwards and being he’s a bargain should have been released or DFA’d. Let someone else take him on, or maybe he can finally go play golf since he’s supposed to be so good at that.
I agree with you 100%, in regards to your comments. Look for Hicks to be packaged in a trade for a starter in the off-season. The Yankees obviously tried to do that at the trading deadline, it fell thru. (Pablo López
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100 PAs this year. 162 PAs last year. Every time a player got hurt and/or the Yankees had to make a move he was one of the first guys called up. He played enough games in a row to theoretically get into a groove. It just never happened for him, and right now the Yankees are setting up their roster for the playoffs.
He was given ample opportunity this year on the big league team and is also an easy non-tender candidate.
I was appalled at how the Yankees handled Andujar after his first season. They routinely ruin young position players. The few they keep around usually don’t become much better (look at Andujar’s buddy Gleyber).
Cashman makes trades like Preller – initially they look good, then…..
They finally brought in a pitching coach that can work with their pitchers. But the game long ago passed Cashman by, and Hal seems to think he and Cashman can run a MLB Baseball Ops dept. I believe the franchise will be sold within the next 10 years at the latest. The Yankees are not worth $3b today. They’ll sell for a minimum of $5b, and probably closer to $10b. The Steinbrenner family can be set for 2 more generations with that money to invest……with a higher income and far less aggravation. Then add in that Mr. Cohen is taking over NYC sports.
You must be a Mets fan since you are borderline delusional.
Nah, he’s just a Yankee hater that spends all his time studying them. He must hate himself for being filled with so much “knowledge” about the Yankees.
Exactly with Gleybar 2x All-Star and immediately they give his job to DJ who was great first two years so they shoot his confidence down. They move him to SS where every Front Office had preached his feet are not adaptable to play SS then Cashman decides to unload of Gio which was the perfect chance to then move DJ to third Base leaving Gleybar alone at 2nd base. But no Cashman the genius wants a rotating infield so he once again messes with Gleybar’s head and is it a coincidence since DJ was placed on the D.L. and guess who is now playing again like an All-Star that would be Gleybar guess what happens when DJ comes back? In the playoffs Gleybar won’t play especially since Cashman would want his Pet Donaldson to play
That’s all you got? Seriously?
I’m a fan of at least a dozen teams. I played baseball and have watched MLB for well over half a century.
And I’m not so immature and worthless that I misrepresent and categorize a person then dismiss them.
Go be a politician – you’ll fit in with a group that knows nothing other than having personal ambition and yet knows they have no marketable skills to make a living at anything…let along a good living….with perks, benefits, and celebrity. And if not that – try for being a TV or radio talk show host.
I played baseball, too. I was a glove-first infielder with several teams in the San Diego Serra Mesa Little League from 1983-1989! Walked away from it all though at age 12: regrets.
Walked away at 12? Did your Father ruin the game for you?
The game gets fun at 13 you sure missed out…
We’ll no wonder. Serra Mesa is not the hotbed of baseball talent. Now Scripps Ranch Poway and RB. have talent!
Nobody told him to start sharpening his cleats at 10 like they should have…Or using plaster on his hand wraps…wait nevermind wrong sport. Was watching a replay of Cotto VS Margarito last night and still had it on my mind I guess…
$10,000,000,000. Not a bad estimate. I have heard 6 billion for the past few years so I could see 7-10 now no problem. If they win a WS anytime soon it is 10 all day.
Nah he’s a Royals fan, and they don’t even want him. (Samuel)
No Samueless, you are a deadbeat Royals fan, that trolls! Just admit it!
Are you mad bro?
Samuel was appalled watch out world
I feel bad for andujar
Not me. Maybe now he’ll get a shot at playing every day. Hope the best for him.
Halos will take him.
YBC, with them, that’s all I can hope for is a mere “start!” And I’ll gladly take that hah
1:1 for Ohtani is in the works
To be honest I had viewed him as a non-tender candidate this winter. I mean with the Yankees constantly optioning him back and forth this year and not giving him very much playing time along with desperately trying to trade him at the deadline shows me they were pretty much going to move on. I think with his salary he will probably clear waivers and become a minor league free agent once the season ends.
I figured they’d wait until the NT deadline to get rid of him, give it one more shot to see if they could squeez any value out of him, even if that was just cash or some 25+-year-old Double-A arm.
I thought this guy was a stud worth an ace based on some trade deadline comments by Yankees fans.
When he was runner up for ROY you could have made the case he could have fetched a #1 at the time but since then Cashman screwed him over once his agent complained back then and he saw guys like gardner still getting at bats when he doesnt deserve or Hicks and Gallo that was the nail in the coffin.
He missed nearly all of 2019 and 2/3 of 2020 to injuries. When he was called up in early May 2021 he had a 59 OPS+ in 2+ months on the big league squad and then got hurt and was on the IL 6 weeks. In 2022 after 2 weeks he was called up and proceeded to hit for a .596 OPS in his first 11 games and in 27 games total has a 52 OPS+ this season. He has underwhelmed with the bat and since that is all he can do, he was not worth keeping in the majors. He didn’t take advantage of his opportunities. Its on him, no one else
All this is true and yet he was still head and shoulders a better option than Gallo. And when it was painfully obvious that Gallo was trash and putting up arguably the worst MLB season ever he still sat behind him even though he was out producing a player that had no future with the organization. At least with Andujar there was some potential he could find his swing again being he is still young and cost controlled (was).
Gallo had a 120 OPS+ in 2021, 93 with the Yankees. Gallo also plays great defense. That is head and shoulders better than 54 OPS+ with bad defense at every position for Andujar. Even a 77 OPS+ for Gallo in 2022 is better than 52 for Andujar. Andujar didn’t go out and win the position.. Its 100% on him.
Nope it’s 100% on Cash having a love affair with a horrid player in Gallo. Spit whatever stats you want to try and prove Gallo wasn’t trash, it won’t work. He was one of the worst players I have ever seen in my life. It was as bad as the last couple years of Chris Davis. ANYONE in the Yankees system deserved to play over Gallo.
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Andujar didn’t do himself any favors with the chances he was given. Yeah he got injured immediately after 2018, but even now that he’s healthy he’s a below average player on both sides of the ball.
Should be able to get a good return still if they package him with Frazier
Don’t forget Refsnyder.
And Jesus Montero
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He coaches travel ball in my city, my son used to play for his team!
Grab him Milwaukee
No, Jackson Frazier needs Andujar in Iowa. They can change his name from Miguel to Monroe and he’ll fit right in.
Why would the brewers want him?? They have enough outfield prospects in triple A plus a few infield prospects worth watching on the coming year. They don’t need him
Because he plays a decent third base and it’s getting to the point thar it might be time to give up on Urias because Milwaukee won’t commit to him at third
The replacement for Urias is playing in Triple A atm.
Ok and who are you thinking in that?
Well explains it I expect him to be at second and please don’t say Urias at second because he has proven in San Diego and Milwaukee that when they play him there he doesn’t hit.But he does hit when planted at third
Plays a decent 3b…are you thinking of a different player?
No chance he makes it to NL. Honestly surprised if Oakland who has priority and open 40 man roster spot is not the landing point
Oakland has first crack at him and seems like a no brainier if they can afford the 100k he is still owed
The saga continues… he’s good enough that on a team desperate for borderline MLB level talent he could get a full time roster spot and be productive…they should trade him. Might as well, open up opportunities for minor leaguers who might actually stay on the major league roster.
I don’t think you can trade anyone who has been on a 40-man roster this season at this point. The choices are: 1. Claim him off waivers for his remaining salary; 2. Wait for him to clear and pay him the prorated league minimum, assuming he doesn’t accept the assignment. If he does, he could be traded, but other teams would probably just wait for him to be non-tendered. Unfortunately, it’s a similar situation for the Mets’ Dom Smith.
Ironically, that could happen to Dom if the Mets decide to activate Joey Lucchesi off the 60-day.
Hopefully, they designate Ruff, his been a horror as a DH. But Eppler’s ego will probably send Vientos back to Syracuse.
If they activate Lucchesi, someone will have to be DFA’d. An option of Vientos will only take care of the active roster spot, not the 40-man. I don’t think they’re getting rid of Gore now considering how useful his speed has been off the bench.
hes not good enough to play off the bench for the Yankees, but yeah, sure, he could start for other teams. He cant play defense and he cant hit.. Good Luck with that.
“Wins are a good way of evaluating pitchers and player opt-out clauses benefit teams!” XD XD XD
Andujar would be the perfect replacement for Abraham Toro. Hell, ANYONE would be a perfect replacement for Abraham Toro.
Yankee fans said he was better than Ohtani! Lmao
Yankees haters making things up! Lmao
At no point anyone has ever said that Andujar was better. However, Andujar that year did prove he could play in NYC now Ohtani has dominated since but he didnt want to play in the bright lights whether it was the Yankees or Boston and it thus one will never know how would he even perform under the pressure.
Whereas with the Angels with that sorry team he will never encounter that kind of pressure.
Its the same writers that ridiculously want to give him the MVP now over Judge because he is a two way player however again he is doing it with no pressure and until he signs with a true big Market team whether its the Yankees, Boston, Dodgers or Mets you cant crown him the best in baseball.
My humble opinion is that the big lights effect is overrated by fans, especially after the Gallo NYC fiasco. There is tremendous amounts of pressure on every ball player from fans, management, and themselves no matter how small the market. Just because one plays in NYC instead of Anaheim doesn’t truly add the pressure. Note that Joey improved in LA which you list as a big market team. Ohtani will likely not win the MVP because of Judge’s historic season not because he doesn’t play on the big stage of the big apple.
Agreed. Ohtani not being able handle pressure is hogwash. He was already a superstar in Japan. Had he waited to two additional years to come play stateside, he would’ve been an unrestricted free agent and earn a $200+M contract, as some MLB execs were predicting. Whichever team he played for, he’d still be under a tremendous spotlight and still have to deal with Japanese media here.
You are so right. He actually has the pressure of Japans media, and the LA media. No easy task IF media pressure is indeed the cause of players wilting.
Joey Gallo is not exactly tearing it up either with the Dodgers and he isnt a starter as well he is hitting .183 with the dodgers but difference between the dodgers and Yankees or Boston is Dodgers although big market team is laidback and the fans there are more hollywood type fans not the same as in Boston, NY or even Chicago.
Tstats, players have actually said it is a thing. To quote Cameron Maybin “These pinstripes ain’t for everybody. The pinstripes can be heavy,”
Hadn’t seen that quote before. It must be an east coast thing then if true! It also probably revolves around the lack of mental services for MLB players through history. Up until recently it was taboo, which is truly a shame.
I was in the press box with a friend for Monday’s Angels game. The Angels were already 18 games under .500 at that point. After the game I asked him what the large group of reporters were that were waiting by the clubhouse door. He said that is mostly Japanese language writers. That only a handful of beat writers for the Angels would be in the locker room. There must have been 50 people in that scrum. Never been invited to be in the press box at a game in Yankee Stadium, but I doubt there are ever much more than that at the game to ask questions of just one player.
Why do you baseball-challenged Yankee fans continuously belittle other teams and their players? OK, you don’t understand the sport and you have no class. But what else is causing it? Lack of personal accomplishments in your lives? The team not being in a WS for 12 years when your think every year that your team is MLB’s top franchise…because the national baseball media plays up to you and the large market for TV viewing ratings and Internet clicks (which is how writers are paid)?
Shohei Ohtani is one of the top 5 players in MLB. Everyone that plays, manages, coaches and follows the sport knows it. The fact that he can both pitch and DH is remarkable – MLB starting pitchers need to rest the day after a game because they’re too sore to do anything….this guy goes out and hits HR’s.
Mr. Ohtani is hardly the only player that doesn’t want to play for the Yankees or Red Sox. Know why? It’s primarily because of the local fans – like you – and the media. Who needs it? Players can get the money elsewhere and be treated like human beings. Know who loves to play for the Yankees? Guys like Carpenter – old guys that washed out for years and get revived buying into the nonsense they’ve come to play for a classic baseball franchise. That sugar high lasts for a bit, then they revert to what they’ve been the last 3-4 years and the Yankees cut them.
Explained to me why I’m stating the obvious shows I have no class or Yankee fans? I mean there are fans in every city that are idiots and there are those that know the history of the game and are passionate. So I have no class or knowledge because I stated something that right now is a fact until proven otherwise. As for baseball knowledge I played high school baseball and college I played with Manny Ramirez back in Washington Heights from little league thru being a G’Dubs Trojan. How am I classless?
I never said he wasn’t Top 5 player I said and read again my comments before interjecting there are some players that can play anywhere. Can Othani do so one will never know and it has nothing to do with him shunning the Yankees but dont say you want to win and go to a team that hasnt been good since Mike left as a manager.
Also, you are mentioning he can hit the next day after pitching yes he has done so from the DH spot not playing defense there were many pitchers before him that could have done the same just that they didn’t allow it to from C.C. to Carlos Zambrano, Madison BumGardner, Zack Greinke, Mike Hampton, Dontrelle Willis if they were all given the chance to swing the bat as a DH they too would have been something special.
MLB did an exception to profit off of him and the Angels but prior pitchers that could hit always wanted that same shot to DH and pitch in the same game but MLB had rules and they curbed it now to allow that to happen.
Except those teams don’t win
You’re wasting your time with Samuel. His whole miserable existence is dedicated to hating the Yankees and their fans. He’s just a troll.
“I stated something that right now is a fact until proven otherwise.”
“A fact is something that’s indisputable, based on empirical research and quantifiable measures. Facts go beyond theories. They’re proven through calculation and experience, or they’re something that definitively occurred in the past”
you have to prove it is a fact beyond reasonable doubt its not the other way around. There are a couple examples here and there showing it and examples doing just the opposite but this is not fact because you can easily disprove this. There are players that actually played better in ny than they did else where and vice versa..
Also your argument doesnt hold weight either otherwise you would be saying all the years lebron was winning mvps and championships and such are all discredited early in his career because he didnt do it in NY or LA or Boston or whatever other big city you want to name.
while i dont care either way about you and Samuel’s measuring contest do not use words that dont fit.
That’s just not true. I watched Bum pitch and hit since his rookie year, and while he was a fun AB, he wouldn’t be a starting or platoon DH for a AAA team on his off days, let alone a big league club. There is simply no comparison to what Ohtani does. He’s an all star hitter who might win a cy young this year. If Judge were playing 20% worse this year on offense then Ohtani would sweep the MvP vote. As is, I’ve thought he had a good shot all year, but Judge’s production is better than anyone since 01-04 Bonds, so he rightfully deserves it. Doesn’t take anything away from the superstar that Ohtani is though.
B**thurt much? Ohtani has a .769 OPS vs the Red Sox and .867 vs the Yankees. His ERA vs the Red Sox is 2.35. He only has 3.2 innings vs the Yankees so much too small a sample size to matter. He has shone under the pressure of your least coast teams.
Believe it or not, playing for the Yankees, Boston, Dodgers or Mets is not a requirement to be named MVP. I’ll take the field most years and win. Judge is having a great year and should be Player of the Year, but if actually looking at who is most valuable to their team, I will take Jose Ramirez of the Guardians this year for MVP.. Judge has a much better supporting cast, so that works against him. Hellova season though!
What Ramires has done in Cleveland this year is most certainly MVP worthy. No, he won’t hit the most HRs or generate the press that Judge receives in NY, but he has lifted the youngest team in baseball to an almost certain AL Central title that nobody predicted would happen. (Today, there’s a great piece on ESPN by Jesse Rogers about it.)
Judge has literally kept the Yankees in first place in the strongest AL division and is leading all of MLB in 8 or so of the most important offensive categories. And, he’s a multi-positional OFer with plus defense. His supporting cast has been absent or injured for some of the most important stretches of the season.
Ramirez is a great player, but he’s Cleveland’s version of Aaron Judge, only without any of the numbers this year.
Are you implying that the Guardians have not had injuries? Every team has.
The difference is that the Guardians do not have the payroll to have the depth of the NYY. Their depth has to come from the minor leagues. They cant go out and sign Carpenter. Did he cost a ton? no. But it was more than the Guardians could afford. Again, Judge is having the best overall season of any offensive player, as shown by his leading in 8 or so categories.
Jose Ramirez is more valuable to Cleveland. Thats why NYY will watch Judge walk at the end of the year.
No, that’s not what I was implying, but I do understand your point. I was replying to the other post, not yours. In short, my point was regarding the MVP winner – it should be Judge, imo. Ramirez is a phenomenal talent, so is Ohtani. I wish both were on the Yankees. They’re arguably the best at their respective positions.
I was simply stating Jose and Judge are very similar in many ways, and therefore they would be judged (no pun intended) in very similar ways as well. But, Judge is the better performer this year as it’s one of the all-time-great offensive seasons in contemporary MLB (particularly out of those not tainted by PEDs). Hence, my selection of Judge over Ramirez, who I nicknamed “the lesser Judge” in this scenario (not an insult, btw).
“Yankee fans said he was better than Ohtani! Lmao”
First, nobody said Andujar was better. Ohtani’s averaging stats like wRC+ and OPS+ were clearly better. Some pointed out, though, that Andujar played in a lot more games.
Ohtani batted in 104 games and pitched in only 10. Andujar played in 149 games. Is that a laughable point of comparison? I don’t think so. The award itself is stupid because nobody has ever defined what “valuable” means in the context of the competition.
Andujar was 3rd in doubles in the majors, tied with Betts. He scored 83 runs and had 92 RBI. Ohtani scored 59 runs and had 61 RBI.
Ohtani’s combined fWAR for pitching and hitting was 3.8. Andujar’s fWAR was 3.7.
The Yankees made it to the ALDS. The Angels ended up in 4th place with a losing record.
I misspoke, my bad. The ROY really isn’t specifically about value to a team (the MVP award is the one that’s nebulous because the term is undefined).
I don’t know what the writers’ criteria are when they vote for the ROY, but I imagine most just compare stats that they think are important, so whether the Angels had a losing record isn’t relevant. But it’s still not unreasonable to ask if the number of games a rookie played in should be a factor when one played in 35 more games.
Without Refsnyder, Frazier, and Andujar, who will we trade for every team’s ace and Mike Trout?
Right now Mike Trout is a huge headache on the Angels Payroll he has broken down and will never regain that top form he once was.
Trout is the same animal he always has been. He is fine.
Broken down and slugging .610
Trout has plenty of prime years left. He’s the best.
Joe is mocking the guy who called Trout a headache on Angels payroll
Trout isn’t the problem in Anaheim, it’s rendon and the generally awful roster building that comes from that terrible decision. If the angels could hit on some young players they would be a winning team, considering they have two of the top 10 players in the league on their club. Losing Ohtani after next year will send them back to the dark ages though. Attendance will crater.
Guess they’ll just have to resign Ohtani.
That’s going to severely hurt his MVP candidacy.
Andujar would have been non-tendered this off-season anyway. Should have traded him at the deadline. I suppose another can still trade for him right now, but there won’t be much of a return at this point…
Technically no one can trade for him at this point. Since he has been on a 40-Man roster this season, he is ineligible to be traded now that the deadline is passed. It’s either claimed on waivers, outrighted, or released.
Can’t even get a box of urinal pucks for him now.
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But he’s the best player ever, every team would be lucky to have him. I guess just because you play with the Yanks it makes you automatically overrated.
Jeez, they’ve overused Peralta and now he’s injured. Go figure. And so it goes, on and on.
The Mets should take a chance on Andujar, could be their new JD Davis. Watching Darin Ruf has been rough, he should be DA’d
He can’t be traded. Only claimed on waivers..
End of an era….
C’mon A’s! Get him!
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Jays claim and enjoy a possible retribution for Gio
Ya mean Hicks for assignment. Right? Misprint?
put it in the books
In 2018 the Braves of today would’ve given him an 8 year deal for $100m.
Watch the Dodgers pick Andujar up and he turns into gold.
Next year someone will. And if he gets with the right organization that coaches him up correctly and uses him properly results will begin to show by late July-August, 2023.
It will take a bit because the first thing the man has to do is clear his head of the bad instructions and handling he got from the inept Yankee organization before he can begin to rebuild his game.
Miguel Andujar should definitely refuse the assignment and become a free agent, unless they release him. I think for him, he needs to regain his confidence anywhere outside the Bronx.
Andujar probably already on Zaidi’s radar
Farhan doesn’t like people who have had actual success at the mlb level before sucking.
Cashman is a moron.
Why not Martin Gonzalez? Why not Locastro? Stupid, stupid move. Cashman should be fired for the moves he’s made the 2nd half of this season.
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Gonzalez can play solid defense at most positions. Locastro also has value as a pinch runner. Andujar can’t do either of those things. None of the 3 can hit, but Andujar being unable to contribute in any of the other ways is what makes it easier for the Yankees to cut bait.
Why not Marwin Gonzalez? Why not Locastro? Stupid, stupid move. Cashman should be fired for the moves he’s made the 2nd half of this season.
Because Andujar provides zero value whatsoever to a major league team.
BS. And what value has Marwin Gonzalez provided?
Correct…which is what both Gonzales and Locastro offer……Gonzales has veteran presence having been in big games with the Astros and can play all over the diamond……Locastro has speed and can steal a base when you need it…..Andujar unfortunately had offensive skills which certainly haven’t come back into play from what we’ve seen…..all these arm chair GM’s
And Aaron Hicks offers…… nothing. Base running blunders, defensive miscues, and offensive impotence. Yet, he somehow gets to grace the dugout/field with his notably undeserving presence each and every game…
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He makes the right amount of money that the team has to play him daily and they can’t move him because nobody else wants his contract
Yes, I know. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true and you’re right. It’s just incredibly annoying as a fan.
He made somebody mad at the top of the organization. Instead of cutting ties with him years ago, someone in the office said “No…let’s keep him and watch him wither on the vine until the end of 2022. After that, his value will be so low no other MLB organization will sign him.”
2023 – Long Island Ducks
About time. 360 PA’s of nothing since 2018. Let the Pirates play him everyday to see if he has anything left. I wish him well but he produced nothing deserving of more playing time on a winning team.
The Pirates have better players than him.
I always liked the guy, but he batted .229 over almost 100 at-bats this year, without almost no power at all. And he was really needed! That’s after hitting .253 with over 150 at-bats last year. He just didn’t have a spot in NY. Good luck elsewhere, Doodoo Man. If I were running any of the other AL East teams, I’d sign him tonight. He’s guaranteed to damage the Yanks every time the face him for the rest of his career (however short it may be).
I’d like to see the Angels take a chance on him.
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To quote Thelma, “Jinkies!”
Isn’t it Velma!
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Sorry, you are absolutely correct. My Scooby Doo bad!
Guy did everything asked of him. Even learned a new position. Never got a fair shake after his injuries.
Except hit and play defense. Other than that …everthing
Good god I hate Yankees fans. Dude had like a whopping twenty at bats over four years and they act like the dude is the sole reason their team sucks. I hope this dude goes somewhere else and just turns into a perennial allstar like most guys who leave that dumpster fire
No Andujar, no Clint (or whatever he calls himself right now) Frazier, Cashman really dropped the ball here…
Andujar and Frazier for a box of roid-era Topps cards!
So this year’s cards? or do you mean just the detectable PEDs?
I wouldn’t trade 1 pack of 1987 Topps cards for both.
Hey Mike, first time long time. What do you think about Andoojar, Frazier, and Pineda for Ohtani and Trout. I’ll hang up now.
Love to think about all the literal millions of articles (over)written by the too-large NYC sports media about this guy. Millions and millions of words about nothing. Yankees AAAA and mid players get written up like superstars do on any other team. We gotta stop this nonsense somehow. There’s 30 teams, there should be equal amounts of media representation for all.
Please, don’t let this be your first move Scott Harris
Cashman like yeah b*tch I’ll wait till all 40’s are full before DFA’ing LMAO
If I can’t have room for him no one can
Wherever he would go he would only be eligible to play until the regular season ends. He cannot help any team in the post-season. So if any non-contending team wants to give him a 13 game tryout, be my guest.
someone on the division should pick him up….
Only 28? Someone will take a chance on him. Let’s hope it haunts the Yankees.
I could see Bloom signing him to platoon in Boston.
And then see him hitting .300/.430/.550 when he plays against the Yankees….
Tigers need to take a roll on this guy
Shouldn’t that be Miguel “Rookie of the Year Runner-Up” Andujar?
Well, that was better than about 99% of all the rookies that year…
Well, there was one guy better… and Ohtani hasn’t been a one year wonder.
Thank god for Andujar. He may not have been forcing his way into the lineup but there is absolutely ZERO excuse that it was Gallo playing over him. Everyone forgets that was a big part of the story too with Gallo starting every night instead of anyone else with a pulse.
At least this guy gets to try to advance his career somewhere else instead of having to deal with Cashmans PMS.
Andujar hit more singles and K’d less than Gallo. He was less productive in every other metric. He’s been barely better than Locastro.
I was told that there would be “future Hall of Famer” remarks.
Clarke Schmidt’s the bed, costs Taillon the win.
Well, at least Chapman did well……right? Oh, he was supposed to throw strikes, you say?!
Goodness, he seems like he’s toast. He just doesn’t have any command or control, at all. Even his good pitches seem lucky, except his slider, which is a perfect walk-off pitch for opposing batters.
boone should have gone with fred poop
Schmidt’s season will be over soon. Way overused. Same guys every game. It’s mind boggling how many years the Yankees have been making this mistake. The record speaks for itself.
They should’ve traded him at the deadline when they could’ve gotten something in return
Yeah, it really makes no sense
Tigers could claim him.
Detroit Tiger’s or one of the other bad teams. 27 is still worth a flyer.
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Guess the Yankees should have done the Andujar for Willie Calhoun trade.
It seems to me, that the Yankees botch everything they have in their hands
More players that the Yankees Front Office and Manager completely botched their development and ruined their careers.
Andujar should have been traded after his 2nd place Rookie of the Year finish or at the latest within the next year or two.(either play him fulltime or let him go somewhere where he can play fulltime).
Instead the Yankees Front Office Overpriced Andujar on the trade market to other teams, just like it does so many of its prospects, and seriously hurt the Andujar’s career.
If Andujar had been traded to a team that just put him in the field (infield or OF) and just let him play fulltime and left him alone, then he would have developed normally and hit and fielded at an above average rate. Some players are just not a fit in New York. Cashman and staff destroyed this player’s development path by burying him on the bench and in the minors.
Ditto with Clint Frazier. Young players need to play and develop at the major league level once they have outgrown the minors and proven that they can play at the next level.
What the Yankees did with Frazier and Andujar ruined their development and cost them
valuable, irreplaceable regular time and development in major league lineups.
Stop hoarding your prospects! Stop over pricing your prospects in trades!
Either play them or trade them, but burying them on the bench and in the minors
leads to regression of their skills and ruination of players who could be at least average or above average major league contributors on other teams.
Reforms and Rules Changes are badly needed in MLB on these issues.
Dude essay papers are meant for college
That paper would be best used for wiping
Andujar had a shoulder labrum tear in 2019 and Frazier suffered two concussions in 2018. Perhaps these two players haven’t fully recovered yet from their injuries or may never fully recover. Let’s hope the former.
you can make this argument for andujar but frazier got hurt, end of story. if he didn’t get hurt he’d be starting in left field. if anything, he was a model of player development pre-injury
Hopefully my Tigers are first in line to claim him…
He comes up… Hits in four straight games and then they sit him down again… Have done this several times… Well hopefully he will get a shot somewhere… Tigers…Red Sox, all need OF badly. Even Blue Jays… Lourdes Gurriel is a disaster. Who does not need an OF.. The Yankees I guess.
Inevitable. Good luck to him.
here is hoping he makes it through the AL Waivers to the Pirates. See if new eyes can help him out at the MLB level and he will have more of a chance to play. The younger prospects need more time BUT he also has a few years of control. If one of the prospects or he don’t work out.. not a huge deal. He will need to be in the OF though.
The Pirates probably won’t claim him because he is arb eligible next year. The best case scenario is to hope he passes through all, becomes a free agent either by the Yankees releasing him or refusing AAA assignment, and sign him to a similar two year deal like Vogel did. That might be the best AAAA solution to the Pirates first base issue next year. Right now, the young Bucs have Travis at first (which is fine), the young Bucs are a few years off, and Zach Collins isn’t a solution at 1b.
Arb eligible is not a big deal. He isn’t going to get a huge raise and he has talent..
If not the pirates send him down the same way. Risk/Reward I think is there He maynot be on a play off team in pittsburgh but he could be a good trade piece if it works out.
If not.. well didn’t cost much.
I still say the pirates get pitching they have a shot sooner than later. Prospect injuries may have set that back some though
@joew Arb eligible is a huge deal for the Pirates. Historically it’s been a no go even if it is one dollar over. The Pirates are pretty destitute. That’s why their lineups are full of. 200 hitters and eras over 5. I hope I’m wrong on this, but it looks more like anyone who is league minimum will be the first baseman this year as opposed to Abdujar. Zack Colins may be the first baseman next year.
Its not a big deal for someone with control and good talent.. Certainly better than blowing 5M on Yoshi. That was a bad signing from day one. Worth a shot but a 5M guarantee was too much. In the end Andujar would likely cost less if he fails.
Yankees may have given up on him too soon with less than 400pa’s in 4 years. sure they were bad PAs but didn’t get much time. in AAA he has done rather well with most of those games the past two years or so. The risk/reward is there. I doubt he makes it all the way to the NL though.
The pirates are on the verge, more so if the prospect injures haven’t delayed them much. They need pitching.. Of course this all depends on how many prospects don’t bust.
between Collins and Martin.. they should use Martin. At least Martin has some power.
3B is a bit of a void right now. I can’t see how he doesn’t get another shot. He is only 27.
Prospects are often overrated and always a gamble and more often than not, teams shouldn’t be afraid to trade them if they’re in a win-now position.
Please A’s. Give him a chance
I wonder if the Blue Jays would be interested now that Santiago Espinal hit the IL yesterday.
Nationals do the needful
the yankee bullpen is on fumes. they’ll need the 2016 version of britton to go deep in the playoffs
Taggart’s been feeding them plates of beans.
No wonder they’re on fumes.
You watch whoever picks andujar ip. Watch their fans talk about what a solid pick up. This guy is a superstar. Etc… etc…. You are only yankee haters. Until you pick up what the yankees throw away. Then that player is gold
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I think a rebuilding team will snatch him up and see if he can reclaim some value, then either flip him to a more competitive team later or keep him and build around him. I feel bad for Andujar in that he didn’t get to build on his 2018 season because of the severe shoulder injuries sapping his abilities. However, the last 2 years he’s been healthy and was given enough chances to find himself again but it didn’t happen quickly enough for the Yankees. Yankees can’t really afford to be patient with struggling young players right now since they’re gearing up for the playoffs.
Cole is pond scum. The pitch to Verdugo was a ball. Maybe Foreign Substance Man needs his eyes checked. I hope he gets suspended. He’s a cheater and a complete jerk. 2 innings in the wild card game. Can’t out-pitch a 42 year old. But he makes a lot of money. So he can shoot his mouth off? I don’t think so. What about the other balls that he got called strikes? Hmm. Loser.
Long overdue. He was never going to be anything but an occasional player being shuttled back and forth. I wish him well. I hope he gets picked up by a smaller-market team and gets a chance to make the roster out of camp.
Dang it. The above comment was not a response to your rant about Cole. It was a comment about Andujar finally being DFA’d.
Me ranting? Again? Speaking of Andujar, I hope he gets another shot with a clean slate. He’s just one of those guys who gets mistreated by his first team. Smells like Swihart, but that was far worse than Andujar. And Swihart never put up a full season of that kind of success. In the offseason, when people talked about the Mets trading McNeil, I would cringe. The guy rakes. Keep him. Not sure what happened to Andujar, injuries maybe, adjustments by pitchers maybe. He seems miserable there. It doesn’t work out for everybody.
It was injuries initially, inconsistent playing time later.
I should add that he failed to take advantage of the opportunities he had in the past two years.
Well, I was high on Dalbec in the beginning. He’s a great athlete. But that’s about it.
You should never drive while high on Dalbec.
I always pull over when he comes up so I can prepare for the disappointment. Usually when I’m on my way home to my Casas (aka the lefty Dalbec).
Buuba ho tep
I’m a lifelong pirate fan. I remember the 1960 series, mazs home run. Also like the Yankees. I’m old school. One thing I don’t understand is how Boone can bat judge leadoff and Stanton second. This leaving a washed up p Donaldson clean up. A 60 home run guy leading off ..pirates do it also with Reynolds
No wonder Yankee fans are goofy.. I would be goofy too