Yankees MLBbro Willie Calhoun tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with an RBI single in the Yankees’ 4-3, 10-inning victory over Cleveland Wednesday night.

Top Four Destination Where New York Yankees MLBbro Aaron Hicks Can Revive His Career | Take A Step Back To Move Forward

Top Four Destination Where New York Yankees MLBbro Aaron Hicks Can Revive His Career | Take A Step Back To Move Forward

Right now, Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks is hitting .125 in 24 at-bats and a single RBI and falling deeper down the Yankees’ outfield depth chart. If the Arizona Diamondbacks can throw $34 million in the street to get rid of Madison Bumgarner, then the deep-pocketed Yankees can certainly afford to dismiss Hicks and eat the cash.

 

If that happens and Hicks gets released, the obvious question is…where can he go?

 

1. Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

(Checking notes) Arizona does have a roster spot and if the Yankees waive Hicks outright, it would be a cheap opportunity to rehab Aaron Hicks’ career. He has ties to the area and at this point, would welcome a chance there. For the Diamondbacks, they could market a potential star coming home to play in front of his fans to fill some seats. With expectations that don’t include “World Series or bust,” Hicks can relax and get back to the star that shined in 2017-19.

 

2. Cincinnati Reds:

 

Sure, this would be a long elevator ride down from the penthouse in New York, but Hicks needs these things desperately…

 

A defined role where he can mentally prepare and be motivated every day.
A chance to play every day to get a rhythm to show that he still has something left.
Most importantly, this is a barometer to expel the narrative that he has lost his passion to be a great baseball player. If his talent doesn’t run circles around the Reds’ list of outfielders for a starting job, then he will be a spot player for the rest of his career. 
With the Reds’ tight budget, they would provide the perfect scenario for Hicks to play a year and enjoy his re-birth while they pay a fraction of the price.

 

Playing in Cincinnati is not about winning baseball games, it’s a chance for the MLBbro to play every day and showcase his talent for all of the MLB teams not named the New York Yankees.

 

3. San Francisco Giants:

 

After spending six months in an all-out chase to get Aaron Judge out of the Yankees pinstripes, why not get a New York player that is named…ahem…Aaron? The Giants’ business plan centers around aggressive moves, taking chances when available and moving on opportunities with reclamation projects.

 

 

San Francisco Giants, please allow MLBbro.com to introduce Aaron Hicks if he is waived. Hicks is the best big name on the “Balling on a budget” list that San Francisco can get, especially with free-spending divisional rivals, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres willing to splurge top dollar to improve their squads. With injury questions to the Giants outfield over the last couple of seasons, Hicks gets a chance in the rotation as a fourth outfielder.

 

4. Miami Marlins:

This scenario definitely reminds fans of that scene in the movie Bull Durham when the Durham Bulls manager told Crash Davis, “This is a chance for you to play baseball every day…and get paid to do it!”.

 

If Hicks goes to South Beach, he’d better have that mindset. Remember Derek Jeter had enough last season and left the franchise for philosophical reasons. The Marlins will gladly bring in a minimum wage player to finish out the season for marketing reasons.

 

In return, Hicks gets a chance to play every day and get much needed reps in the outfield. Of course, until Aaron Hicks is designated for assignment these teams might be watching. But with the market for our MLBBro so dry at this point, with Madison Bumgarner being dismissed with a huge contract, the time might be ticking for Aaron Hicks.

 

Aaron Judge Sets It Off With Opening Day Bro Bomb | His Soul Mission Is To Win Yankees Championship No. 28

Aaron Judge Sets It Off With Opening Day Bro Bomb | His Soul Mission Is To Win Yankees Championship No. 28

LOS ANGELES – MLB’s home run king only has one thing to prove for the rest of his career: lead the Yankees to a 28th World Series championship. Judge wasted no time attacking that goal and picking up where he left off in 2022. The newly-minted Yankees captain did his part on Opening Day of the 2023 season with a first inning-homer and another RBI with two hits in a 5-0 Yankees opening day win against the San Francisco Giants.

 

“I was just trying to get on base for the guys behind me and lucky I was able to sneak one out there and get the party going,” Judge told YES Network reporters.

Judge Sets Off 2023 In 2022 Fashion 

Aaron Judge did everything for his team last year. He led all the majors in RBI with 131, on-base percentage with .425, slugging percentage with .686, and most notably, broke the AL record in home runs with 62, which helped solidify his AL MVP, along with a silver slugger award and an All-MLB first team honoree. He was also the second MLBbro Player of the Year, following our inaugural winner, Marcus Semien in 2021. 

 

 

Judge Gets The Bag: Wants Another Crack At Postseason 

All this earned him a record-breaking contract, as Judge signed a nine-year contract, worth $360 million, making him the highest paid player in MLB history. Even with a historical regular season, his postseason performance was one to forget. In nine playoff games, he batted .139, with two home runs, three RBI, and had a total of five hits. His subpar performance, along with the team getting swept by the Houston Astros in the ALCS, temporarily took some of the shine from his record-breaking regular season.  

After a very underwhelming postseason, Judge picked up right where he left off in the regular season during this spring training. In his first 31 games, he batted .368, with two home runs, seven RBI, an on-base percentage of .467, and a slugging percentage of .684. MVP numbers. 

 

World Series Or Bust

Although the AL East may be a battle this season with the Toronto Blue Jays surging, the expectations are World Series or bust with the Bronx Bombers. They’ve made the playoffs in each of the previous six seasons, making it to the AL championship in three of those years. The Yankees have not been to the World Series since they won it in 2009, and their fans are starting to get restless. They are contenders year after year, yet they can’t get over the hump to get back to the fall classic.

With Judge’s new contract almost guaranteeing that he’ll be a Yankee for life, the MLBbro is now officially the face of the franchise. The first real face of MLB’s most historic franchise since the captain, Derek Jeter. While it may be a tall ask to have the same pressure as one of MLB’s greatest players, signing a contract worth $40 million a year also means that he’s also signing to try and live up to that tall ask. 

Judge Has Overcome Early Career Injury Concerns

Earlier in his career, the concern with Judge was injuries, as he only played 242 regular season games between the 2018 and 2020 season out of a possible 384. However, in the last two seasons, he only missed a total of 19 games, showing that he has become more durable for his team.

The only thing that Judge has to do is show up in the playoffs. Throughout his entire postseason career, he’s batting .211, compared to a .284 career regular season batting average. It’s the only thing that Judge needs to do to solidify his legacy as a Yankees great. He came into Opening Day on a mission and the Yankees hope he continues to be in this Hall of Fame zone.