Judgment Day: too
early to rule Aaron Judge AL MVP? 

Rookie Phenom, Aaron Judge, is on pace to add the American
League Most Valuable Player Award to his already-impressive resume. 

Now that the All-Star break is a thing of the past, Aaron
Judge shifts the conversation with leading AL MVP votes at the halfway-mark of
the 2017-2018 season. USA Today Sports ranks Judge in 1st place with
a vote total of 107, over 30 more points than Houston Astros’ George Springer (75). 

Judge
continues to carry the powerful momentum from his championship-like performance
at the Home Run Derby, leaving the league in complete awe with every swing. He
enters the second-half of the season with a .329 batting average, and leads the
league with 30 home runs. 

This
guy bats the hell out of baseballs.

During
the New York Yankees’ 3-0 loss to the Boston Redsox last night, fans at Fenway
park held their breathe late in the game when Judge hit another incredible bat.
The Yankees slugger hit the ball over 400 feet, nearly scoring a two-run homer
until center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. made the catch of his career.

Judge
can’t carry his team by himself, the Yankees are headed nowhere if they don’t
get any more help from the supporting cast. Yankees manager Joe Girardi tries
to make light of the situation and yet has a positive perspective amidst
serious doubts surrounding the club.

“We
are going in the right direction,” manager Joe Girardi said.

Girardi
assures the team is going in the right direction, but they appear to be going
in the same path after their neutral weekend in Boston. Yankees left right off
where they were just before the weekend’s four-game marathon at Fenway Park,
3.5 games behind the Redsox. 

It’s
simple for this New York team, they will need to step up and fill in the void
along with their rookie sensation. Following reports that the Yankees are
setting sights on David Robertson and Todd Frazier, Judge will need all the
help he can get. 

Can Aaron Judge restore the Yankees?  

Photo by Arturo Pardavila on Flickr (Original version)UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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