The New York Yankees, while still remaining mathematically alive in the playoff race, are essentially dead. They are seated eight games below the playoff wild card, with a mere 10 games left on the regular season schedule. They are set to face Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, and Royals in the remainder of the 2023 season.
Meanwhile, the Yankees continue to contemplate the future of the key stars who are currently struggling, especially Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. While Judge is batting an underlying toe injury, Stanton is missing his rhythm on the plate. So, will the Yanks shut them down for good this weekend? Aaron Boone, the skipper, recently reacted to the possibility.
Yankees Not Considering Shutting Down Aaron Judge & Giancarlo Stanton…Yet!
It’s high time the New York Yankees consider preserving their best talent for the 2024 season as injury woes continue to mount. This season, they have Aaron Judge, the captain, who is playing with an unhealed toe. While the slugger has made good progress, risking him for meaningless last week is not an ideal option. On the other hand, Giancarlo Stanton, who is said to be completely healthy, is restricting himself on the plate to avoid any risks. Moreover, neither of the two has been able to make any significant impact since September. The Yanks are meanwhile set to play their last home game on Sunday. So, should the Bombers shut the slugging duo down? Skipper Aaron Boone recently discussed the possible scenario and revealed the team’s plan.
Aaron Boone, in a post-game interview, confirmed that the Yankees are not yet planning to shut down Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton for the season. Having said that, Boone is open to having the conversation sometime later into probably next week. “Certainly have conversations with those guys, but no plans (right now),” added Boone. It’s essential for the Yanks to preserve their captain, who still has eight years left on the mega contract. He is the glue that holds the unit together. Moreover, Judge has to avoid risks to, in turn, avoid getting off-season surgery for the unhealed toe. Stanton, meanwhile, is also under contract till 2027. Hence, he needs the break to get himself together to come out stronger in 2024.
Aaron Judge Once Again Bats For Aaron Boone Amid Job Threat!
Meanwhile, Aaron Judge, the captain, has come out yet again to bat his skipper Aaron Boone, whose job is under imminent threat. If rumors are to be believed, Boone is likely to be made the scapegoat to protect the franchise against scrutiny in the aftermath of the 2023 MLB season fallout. In a recent interview, Judge said that there is no better guy than Boone for the Yanks managerial job.
“He fights with us every single day. That’s who you want next to you when you’re going to battle,” said Aaron Judge. Aaron Boone has developed a deep connection with the Yankees roster over the years. Each and every soul in the Yankee clubhouse is ready to fight for the skipper. The respect and mutual love for the franchise is what makes the connection so deep. Thus, the squad’s support will certainly work in favor of Boone during testing times.