After some initial hustle, the New York Yankees recently signed a six-year deal with Carlos Rodon for 162 million dollars. Given the huge amount that the Yankees paid for him, it is no rocket science that he will be an important piece in the Yankees\’ plans for the next season. Meanwhile, the Yankees are confident that Rodon is in that \”Sweet-spot\” where they want him to be.
The Yankees Are Confident Of Carlos Rodon!
Carlos Rodon, who was ranked second among free agents this summer, is suddenly being referred to as \”another ace\” for the Yankees after Gerrit Cole. After reaching a six-year, $162 million agreement, he made his debut on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. He expressed his intention to pitch in both the regular season and the postseason there. After joining a team with high expectations, a free agent had to face all that might be expected of him.
After years of arm problems and a mediocre Tommy John surgery recovery, the White Sox dismissed him just two years ago. He eventually agreed to terms on a one-year, $3 million contract with the White Sox, where he had thrived the previous two seasons. First with the Giants and then in Chicago.
On Thursday, Cashman recognized the concerns about Carlos Rodon, who has been in good health for the previous two years. But he wishes Rodon would bring the finest version of himself to the Yankees. Rodon has developed into one of the top pitchers in the MLB over the past two years by combining his fastball and slider. He reached his full potential after being selected by the White Sox as the third overall choice in 2014 out of N.C. State.
Meanwhile, Carlos Rodon said that he was finally completely healthy going into the previous season. He threw a career-high 178 innings while posting a 2.88 ERA and a 1.028 WHIP. That came after a breakthrough year in which he made 24 starts for the White Sox and recorded a 2.37 ERA and 0.957 WHIP. Rodon said he let his agent, Scott Boras, handle his contract negotiations this summer. However, he watched as Justin Verlander and Jacob deGrom got lucrative contracts, which put him in a strong position.
Rodon Is Excited To Join The Yankees!
Recently, in a press conference, Carlos Rodon was introduced as a Yankees after the deal. In the conversation, Rodon remarked, \”I\’ve always wanted more. Winning has been at the top of my list as a player. As we know, it\’s the Yankee way.\”
He talked about his limited postseason time when playing for the Chicago White Sox. But I lamented the length of time it took the squad to advance to that point. Thus, he is thrilled to get the opportunity to pitch in October with a genuine possibility of taking home a trophy at the end of it.