Carlos Rodon-Jacob deGrom
Carlos Rodon-Jacob deGrom

Ahead of the off-season, New York Yankees front office promised the disappointed fans a better season next year. Hence, to achieve that goal, the Yanks made aggressive moves in the off-season. Before acquiring a new face in the free agent market, the squad had to toil hard to retain their prime slugger, Aaron Judge. After weeks-long drama and uncertainty, Judge signed a nine-year extension contract with the Bombers.

Next up, the Yankees had the daunting task of filling up the pitching rotation. They needed someone to play second fiddle to Gerrit Cole and also provide depth in the rotation. Further, the Yanks had three options, Carlos Rodon, Justin Verlander, and Jacob deGrom, to choose from. While Jacob emerged as the front-runner, the Bombers went ahead with Rodon. Meanwhile, while asked if the Yanks made the right decision choosing Rodon over Jacob, a Yankee podcaster had a blunt take on it.


Podcaster Terms Yankees Decision To Sign Carlos Rodon Over Jacob DeGram A Smart Move


When the New York Yankees entered the free agent market, they had Carlos Rodon, Justin Verlander, and Jacob deGrom to choose from for the pitcher role. Further, Jacob was regarded as the best option as his numbers were exceptional. However, to everyone\’s surprise, the Yankees signed Carlos Rodon in a six-year deal for a whooping payroll of $162 million. On the other hand, Jacob deGrom went along with the Texas Rangers for a five-year contract worth $185 million.

Meanwhile, many wonders if the Yankees made a wise decision choosing Carlos Rodon over Jacob deGrom. A Yankee podcaster addressed the debate and had a blunt take on it. JoezMcfly believes the Yankees made a smart decision while choosing Rodon as the pitcher is young compared to Jacob. The podcaster further added the age factor would come into play, and the five-year contract will not yield much in the longer run. Moreover, the podcaster also highlighted the injury history of the two pitchers. While Jacob missed the first half of the last season due to injury, Carlos Rodon remained injury free.

\”I think the bigger thing is, they both have an injury history.\”

Rodon To Break The World Series Title Jinx?

Carlos Rodon

As the front office stated, Rodon\’s induction means a lot to the Yanks\’ roster. Rodon provides much-needed depth in the starting rotation and will also come in handy in the field. Moreover, his longevity last season has a bigger role to play. If Carlos Rodon can remain healthy for the whole season, the New York Yankees can finally break the World Series title jinx this season.

Speaking of the starting rotation, the New York Yankees faced a major blow before the opening day. Frankie Montas, the Yanks\’ fifth starter, will miss the initial month of the season due to a recurring shoulder injury. Hence, Clarke Schmidt or Domingo German will replace Montas in the starting roster after the spring training.

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