Where do I even begin?
Yesterday, July 17th, I read what can only be described as the most atrocious and desperate article in sports journalism history. Billy Witz, of The NY Times, published an article portraying Aaron Judge as "phenomenal trade bait" - I could probably end this article at that, and you'd be able to tell where this was headed, but what's the fun in that?
The title of Witz's article should read "Aaron Judge - Huge Talent, Phenomenal Click Bait" because that's all this was, click bait. Every journalist has a moment in time where he or she grasps for straws and puts together an article just to create chaos. However, as a journalist for The NY Times, covering the New York Yankees, don't you dare do it at the expense of Aaron Judge.
Putting all of Judge's on field talent aside, number 99 is invaluable to this organization and to the city of New York. He has become the face of the New York Yankees and a leading figure in all of Major League Baseball. To even suggest that Aaron Judge should be traded is a disgrace to baseball fans, Yankees' fans, and to the company in which you represent (even though the NY Times has been more of a tabloid of late anyway).
I'm keeping this short and sweet. I'm not going to go into detail about what the article suggested. If you're truly intrigued, check out the tweet I posted with the article attachment. Spoiler alert, it's not worth a second of your time. Billy Witz, if you're reading this, you should be ashamed. This article is nothing but a disgrace to the great fans of the game and the fans of the New York Yankees. Stop wasting our time with this nonsense.
Long story short, Aaron Judge isn't going anywhere. Get over it Billy, or find another career.