At last, New York Yankees finally conquered the Aaron Judge frontier by signing the slugger for nine years. However, Judge was not the only player who was important for the Yankees\’ roaster. The team has recently lost an important player to the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs have struck a four-year deal with pitcher Jameson Taillon.
The Yankees Lose Jameson Taillon To The Cubs!
Despite not being the largest free agent the New York Yankees must deal with this winter, Jameson Taillon is still a significant player. The news that Taillon would no longer be donning the pinstripes was announced while fans were engrossed in the continuing Aaron Judge story. At the MLB winter meetings in San Diego, free-agent pitcher Jameson Taillon and the Chicago Cubs are said to have reached a deal early on Wednesday morning.
The right-hander, who spent much of his time with the Pirates fighting ailments that included Tommy John surgery, is coming off two successful seasons with the Yankees. Despite obtaining Taillon from the Pirates before the 2021 season and getting two productive seasons out of him. The Yankees did not re-sign Taillon because they did not want to compete for his services at age 31. Taillon recently completed his second season with the New York Yankees, finishing with a record-tying 14 victories.
Despite the fact that Taillon had some fantastic moments while playing for the Bronx, most fans would probably agree that paying him $17 million is a tad excessive, given what he offers to the team. By any standards, Taillon has been a mediocre pitcher in the major leagues. In reality, each of the past two seasons saw him record an identical 100 ERA+. However, according to reports, his contract with Cubs is a four-year, $68 million offer.
The former pitcher for the New York Yankees is a significant acquisition to the Cubs franchise, which is currently rebuilding. In order to compete with the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs are making moves and assembling a club. They will be hoping that Jameson Taillon\’s addition is a positive development.
With a stunning 14-5 record and 3.91 ERA, Taillon wrapped off the 2022 campaign. It brought his career total of victories to a tie. He has played in six MLB seasons, although he has never finished a campaign with an ERA or WHIP below 3.00 or 1.10.
If this was a smart move for a Cubs club that was desperately in need of talent, MLB fans argued on Twitter. Even though Taillon had a strong season with the Yankees, at the beginning, they had just five starting pitchers. Baseball fans have differing views on the right-hander, who is 31 years old.