Before Aaron Judge was hitting home runs for the New York Yankees — and before his Home Run Derby victory Monday night — he was a highly touted tight end recruit in high school. Judge, who graduated from Linden High School in California in 2010, played baseball, football, and basketball before heading to Fresno State to play baseball.
He’s now obviously doing quite well with his baseball career — just over the weekend, he blasted this 495-foot home run, the longest of the MLB season so far.
Not much! The Cardinals are playing under their record, and while you don’t want to necessarily chop their season up into little itty bits, between their expected records being good enough for hypothetical NL Central supremacy and their 47-42 showing following their poor 3-9 start, they should feel pretty good about next year. Lance Lynn will leave a hole in the rotation, but that’s not an impossible problem to solve, and the same goes for the open slot in their pen should they lose Oh.
The Cardinals probably shouldn’t give up on 2017 by selling off everything that isn’t nailed down, but moving Lance Lynn in the right deal would make a lot of sense — the right deal, in this writer’s opinion, would be one that helps set them up for 2018 with a trade return instead of making them jump through the new qualifying offer hoops that will be active this offseason.
The Cardinals don’t need to rebuild. Retooling now isn’t a bad plan, though, especially if they can do so without sacrificing much as far as their chances at the postseason in 2017 go. Moving Lynn would weaken the rotation, especially with Marco Gonzales recently dealt to the Mariners, but it’s also possible he brings Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys back a return that makes them a real threat in 2018 again, too. It’s at least Wholesale Jerseys All worth exploring.