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Tri-City Herald

Aaron Judge Leveraged the Yankees Perfectly. Now Comes the Hard Part.

Six-foot-seven Aaron Judge, from a rookie hitting .179 to the single season American League home run king, diligently built a ferociously efficient swing built on leverage. Judge loads on his back hip and destroys baseballs with such a precise uphill path of his bat that last season it produced a home run more than once every three times he hit a fly ball, a feat you might not see in some major league batting practices against coaches throwing 55 mph cookies.
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theScore

MLB winter meetings takeaways: Judge, Contreras, others

Major League Baseball's winter meetings are back after a multi-year hiatus due to COVID-19 and the lockout. It should be a wild week in San Diego as executives, agents, and players from across the league meet. We broke down the first day of action, which featured Justin Verlander's and Trea Turner's massive signings, here. Now, it's time to discuss the two days since then:
MINNESOTA STATE
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Bryce Locklin of Kelly Walsh Signs with Labette C.C.

Casper baseball player and Kelly Walsh student-athlete Bryce Locklin has decided on Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas. Lockin had a productive season with the Casper Post 2 American Legion program and as a catcher, he threw out 43 runners trying to steal bases out of 67 attempts. He caught an astounding 249 innings for the Oilers in 2022 with just 12 passed balls.
CASPER, WY
CBS Sports

Xander Bogaerts to the Padres: Seven things to know for Fantasy Baseball

The Padres finally got their man. Or their third choice, anyway, after missing out on Trea Turner and Aaron Judge. That they gave Bogaerts a contract that would rival those two is ... interesting. They'll be paying the former Red Sox shortstop $280 million over the next 11 years, and the ripple effect is worth examining.
SAN DIEGO, CA
Esquire

Which Major League MVPs Make the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Which Don't?

Before we talk about Dale Murphy and MVPs and the Hall of Fame, let’s talk about this fun tweet from Josh Reynolds. This content is imported from twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

Pat Hughes, the Chicago Cubs’ longtime radio voice, wins the Ford C. Frick Award — the Baseball Hall of Fame’s top broadcasting honor

Longtime Chicago Cubs radio voice Pat Hughes was named the winner of the Ford C. Frick Award on Wednesday, joining Jack Brickhouse and Harry Caray among the all-time broadcasting greats. Hughes, 67, earned the honor for broadcasting excellence by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on his third year on the ballot after being named a finalist in 2016 and 2020. Baseball Hall of Fame ...
CHICAGO, IL
Talk Xbox

Alfonso Soriano Net Worth: How His Career Led To Financial Stability?

Alfonso Soriano Net Worth: Alfonso Soriano a Dominican left fielder and second baseman. In MLB, he played for the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, and Chicago Cubs. In NPB, he played for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. As a free agent, he signed with the Cubs before 2007. Cubs traded Soriano to the Yankees in 2013 and released him in 2014.
WASHINGTON STATE
Detroit News

Tigers trade Joe Jimenez for top-rated position player in Braves' system

San Diego – Turns out, Scott Harris didn’t leave the Winter Meetings without a deal after all. At about 6:45 PT Wednesday night, the Tigers announced they’d sent veteran right-handed reliever Joe Jimenez to the Atlanta Braves for two upper-level prospects – third baseman and corner outfielder Justyn-Henry Malloy and lefty reliever Jake Higginbotham.
DETROIT, MI
fangraphs.com

Judge Rules: Baseball’s Latest Home Run Giant Remains a Yankee

SAN DIEGO — The early hours of Wednesday morning at the Winter Meetings brought a giant-sized deal for baseball’s latest home run giant… but not from the Giants. After a day in which it appeared as though Aaron Judge had decided he was not in fact prepared to be “a Yankee for life,” as he had previously professed, and would instead leave the Bronx to sign with the the team for which he grew up rooting in Linden, California, about two hours from the Bay Area, the 2022 AL MVP has returned to the Bronx via a record-setting nine-year, $360 million deal.
theshadowleague.com

Introducing The Black Face Of Baseball | Aaron Judge Secures Nine-Year, $360 Million Bag To Retire In Pinstripes

The New York Yankees finally came correct with a deal that was acceptable for their slugger superstar Aaron Judge, to the tune of nine years for $360 million. The MVP of the American League will sign the largest contract ever awarded to a free agent in Major League Baseball history. The deal surpasses Bryce Harper’s 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies in 2019.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
hattersherald.com

Jackson Olson Speaks with Hatters Baseball

On Tuesday, December 7th, the Danbury Hatters head baseball coach Shaun Ratchford invited former New Milford shortstop Jackson Olson to speak to players. Jackson talked to the players discussing his journey as a baseball player, student-athlete, and life as well. Jackson Olson graduated from New Milford High School and went on to play collegiate baseball at both the University of Hartford and Stetson University. Jackson Olson was projected to be drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks, however, the COVID-19 outbreak shut down everyone’s world, especially Jackson’s.
DANBURY, CT
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