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Judge Home Run Derby a treat. Time for a fire sale in Queens.

POSTED July 10, 2017
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON: As much as it pains me to say so, watching a certain New York Yankees slugger is becoming really entertaining.

I know, I can lose my New York Mets badge of honor (or dishonor) for saying so but this kid Aaron Judge is something else.

The much-anticipated Home Run Derby last night was long and drawn out, as it usually is and only once did the Bronx Bomber slugger go over 20 in any round (didn’t have to because he went second each time and just had to win by one) but he was the only batter who used the entire park when going deep.

Repair bills will be forthcoming from the host team, the Florida Marlins, to the Yanks for the dents that are no doubt marking those windows over the left field fence.

Heck, the fish in the tank behind the plate were even cheering on Monday night.

Going into the Derby as the second seed, Judge used a blistering barrage in his opening round nail biter over the Marlins Justin Bour to advance by a 23-22 final.

In that first round, nothing was working early for the big righty but he composed himself and took off on a trip past the hometown favorite Bour (after chomping down a donut during a break) and never looked back.

It all seems so effortless for the rookie who has taken the Big Apple by storm and at this point, remains a humble kid trying to soak it all in.

Forgive me, fellow Mets fans (all three of you) but this could be something, watching this kid destroy baseballs for the foreseeable future.

…On the Mets front, man this is a lost season.

It’s impossible to come up with just one reason why this team and organization is such a mess but they always seem to be, especially on the injury front.

The second half of the 2017 season should be a sales time for the team as they look towards the future because the present is such a mess.

Time to get young.

Goodbye Curtis Granderson, Travis d’Arnaud, Asdruba Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Matt Harvey and Jay Bruce.

Get something for Bruce who has had his best year as Met this season and please don’t let him near a Mets doctor anytime soon.

Please get rid of Harvey who will then turn around, play for the team in the Bronx and win 20-games for the next five years if our past luck has any bearing.

There are 10 players on the DL right now, one is David Wright who has always been one of my favorites but the poor guy just can’t catch a break with his debilitating back issue.

It’s time to offer the Captain a job within the organization doing whatever he wants to do.

Injuries are cruel and unforgiving sometimes and this guy, who played and handled himself as he should have since day one, deserved better.

Hey, on the bright side, I don’t have to worry about watching playoff baseball in the fall!

No late nights for me.  



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