Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Aaron Judge Newsbeat

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Cody Bellinger and Aaron Judge are both getting 1000% raises for next year

Friday marked another key date on the Major League Baseball offseason calendar. It’s the final day in which players and teams can exchange figures in their on-going arbitration negotiations.

It’s not a hard deadline for an agreement to be reached, but for a lot of players it means the first truly big payday of their baseball careers. Among those players this year are sluggers Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees.

The respective 2017 Rookie of the Year winners were arbitration eligible for the first time this winter, and both ended up receiving a raise of over 1000% from their 2019 salaries.

In Bellinger’s case, he agreed to a $11.5 million salary, which breaks the record for a first-time eligible player.

For those curious about how the arbitration process is working this off-season…..

 

 

QLE Posted: January 11, 2020 at 12:21 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron judge, arbitration, cody bellinger

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Here are most popular MLB player jerseys of ‘19

For the third season in a row, Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge reigns as the most popular jersey in the game, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced on Friday. Judge topped fan favorites like Bryce Harper, Cody Bellinger, Javier Báez and Christian Yelich, who rounded out the top five.

A trio of National League MVP contenders made the biggest jumps on the list in 2019. Yelich, the 2018 NL MVP, was unranked during his MVP season, but he jumped to No. 5 on this year’s list. Bellinger went from No. 15 on last year’s list to No. 3, and Braves superstar Ronald Acuña Jr. rose from No. 20 in 2018 to No. 6 in ‘19.

On the American League side, Astros MVP hopeful Alex Bregman made his first appearance on the list, checking in at No. 13. He came in just behind perennial MVP candidate Mike Trout, who ranked ninth this year. It’s the first time since MLB player jersey rankings have been released that the nine most popular players are all under the age of 30.

The sound you are hearing now is Barry Halper’s ghost, trying to figure out how he can claim that some of these jerseys were game-used…..

QLE Posted: September 28, 2019 at 12:35 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron judge, bryce harper, christian yelich, cody bellinger, javier baez, jerseys

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

LEADING OFF: Indians minus Ramírez, Paxton-Sheffield

MAKE DO

José Ramírez’s regular season is over. The postseason remains in play — if the Indians can make it without him.

Cleveland’s hard-hitting third baseman is expected to need five to seven weeks to recover after underdoing hand surgery. Ramírez, whose hot bat the past two months helped get the Indians back into playoff contention, fractured the hamate bone in his right hand while taking a hard swing Saturday.

The team estimates he could be back as early as Oct. 1, when the AL playoffs open. Rookie Yu Chang and Mike Freeman will fill the spot in his absence.

At what point do the Indians regret basically punting free agency this season?

 

QLE Posted: August 28, 2019 at 04:39 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron judge, indians, james paxton, jose ramirez, sean doolittle, yadier molina

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Is a lingering oblique injury contributing to Aaron Judge’s slump?

NEW YORK — Despite being mired in an awful slump, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge says he’s fine physically.

“It doesn’t affect me at all,” Judge reiterated Thursday to Yahoo Sports of the oblique injury that cost him 54 games earlier this season.

Yet something is clearly wrong.

Because when No. 99 is on, he’s one of the best players in the world.

And right now, he’s off.

And yet he’s still a substantially better player than a certain Phillies outfielder…..

 

 

QLE Posted: August 17, 2019 at 04:20 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron judge, injury, slump

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Sheer Tim Foli
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCubs Fans Boo Chairman Tom Ricketts at Team Convention
(22 - 3:37pm, Jan 21)
Last: bfan

NewsblogRyan Thibs’ Hall of Fame Tracker
(1253 - 3:33pm, Jan 21)
Last: DanG

NewsblogEx-M’s ace Félix Hernández has minor league deal with Braves
(16 - 3:33pm, Jan 21)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

Newsblog20 Big Questions About MLB's Sign-Stealing Scandal
(3 - 3:24pm, Jan 21)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogMLB Source: Cubs 'got fat and happy' after World Series, culture must change
(27 - 3:23pm, Jan 21)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread 2020
(552 - 3:11pm, Jan 21)
Last: Manny Coon

NewsblogNolan Arenado feels “disrespected” as Rockies GM Jeff Bridich nixes trade talks
(27 - 3:06pm, Jan 21)
Last: bfan

NewsblogCardinals sign Matt Wieters to one-year, $2 million deal
(19 - 2:31pm, Jan 21)
Last: Zach

NewsblogJ.D. Martinez says Red Sox are innocent. Now what?
(25 - 2:24pm, Jan 21)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogWATCH: Carpenter says lack of identity at plate is why he struggled; New focus to not pull the ball
(3 - 2:14pm, Jan 21)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogPosnanski: Baseball 100 Rules
(424 - 2:13pm, Jan 21)
Last: Rally

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-21-2020
(6 - 1:20pm, Jan 21)
Last: The Mighty Quintana

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (January 2020)
(196 - 1:19pm, Jan 21)
Last: Nakagura775

NewsblogAndy Green ‘fired up’ to be with Cubs, help David Ross any way he can
(5 - 12:08pm, Jan 21)
Last: McCoy

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1923 Discussion
(6 - 12:00pm, Jan 21)
Last: kwarren

Page rendered in 0.9438 seconds
59 querie(s) executed