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Friday, September 25, 2020

Dodgers’ Mookie Betts unseats Yankees’ Aaron Judge for MLB’s top jersey

Judge slotted second ahead of Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper, who is in the second season of a 13-year, $330 million deal.

Fernando Tatis Jr., a breakout star with the San Diego Padres, ranked fourth, ahead of fellow youngster Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals. It’s the first time two players age 21 or younger cracked the top five since Harper and Mike Trout in 2012.

It’s the first year on the list for Tatis, Soto and Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, who ranked 19th after signing a nine-year, $324 million deal with New York.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 25, 2020 at 01:51 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rally Posted: September 25, 2020 at 01:56 PM (#5978738)
Altuve in the top 20? Who can fit into those? Are they selling MLB jerseys in the shire now?

Definitely the work of Saruman, and blame falls on Peter Jackson for cutting the scouring of the shire from Return of the King.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 25, 2020 at 02:04 PM (#5978742)
Altuve in the top 20?
Sales jumped when people realized you can remove the buzzer and use it as a...romantic aid.
   3. The Duke Posted: September 25, 2020 at 02:40 PM (#5978749)
People just want to buy an Altuve jersey before they disappear. He’s only got a year or so left before he completely falls off the cliff
   4. Walt Davis Posted: September 25, 2020 at 04:37 PM (#5978785)
C: Yadi
1B: Bellinger
2B: Baez
SS: Tatis
3B: Machado
OF: Judge, Betts, Harper
DH: Soto
SP: Scherzer, Kershaw, Cole

Pretty solid lineup. Javy might be having an even worse year with the bat than Altuve but Bryant's not doing anything this year either so no shenanigans like Machado to 2B. It's a shame Mr. Trout just isn't good enough for this team.
   5. winnipegwhip Posted: September 25, 2020 at 04:47 PM (#5978793)
Considering that Judge didn't change teams and Betts did probably plays into the demand.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 25, 2020 at 06:24 PM (#5978812)
Do players get a cut of the sales of their jersey? I’m under the impression that they just get the licensing fee negotiated by the MLBPA, but it seems like they should get something that reflects the sales volume. They aren’t inexpensive.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: September 25, 2020 at 09:14 PM (#5978838)
A player can opt out of the MLBPA's licensing agreement but I don't think "Yankees RF" jerseys will sell all that well. Otherwise I'm pretty sure it's collective revenue. What I don't remember is whether it's paid directly to players or goes into pension/health insurance. Spread across all those players, it's probably a pretty trivial chunk of their salary and would probably have more impact if directed to pensions, etc. for pre-FA, any surviving NeLers, destitute players, etc.
   8. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: September 25, 2020 at 09:28 PM (#5978842)
Trout trails Anthony Rizzo? It's not like he plays in KC or something, LA is a pretty big place!
   9. DFA Posted: September 26, 2020 at 12:48 AM (#5978886)
#8 that really stood out to me as well. So did Yadier Molina. I guess I didn't appreciate how beloved he is.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 26, 2020 at 01:29 AM (#5978889)
LA is a pretty big place!
”Of Anaheim” is a somewhat smaller place.
   11. John Northey Posted: September 26, 2020 at 01:35 PM (#5978966)
Alejandro Kirk will move up that list quick :) Who doesn't love a 5'8" 265 lbs catcher who is just 21?
   12. bfan Posted: September 27, 2020 at 11:11 AM (#5979104)
I am surprised deGrom doesn't scratch in somewhere. Biggest star in the biggest market.

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