CHICAGO – Can Edwin Encarnacion be unlucky?
Joke, joke. And if you ask the same question, it's best to joke.
Of course, the surprise takeover of the American League Home Run Leader, Encarnacion, by the Mariners' Yankees does not heal their initial rotation problems. The Bullpen's 8-4 win over the White Sox on Saturday night at the Guaranteed Rate Field (worst name ever) does not end their general malaise – despite returning to the top of the American League East thanks to the Rays' 5-3 defeat to the angels.
But if this emerging trading market is not ready to uncork – and the Yankees have come up short in the pursuit of Dallas Keuchel ̵
And the addition of Encarnacion, which will essentially replace Brett Gardner on the grid as soon as Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return from injury list next week (with the exception of setbacks), clearly improves the Yankees.
"There is always room for good players," said a grinning Aaron Boone, who could not specifically discuss the deal because the Yankees had not announced it yet. They announced it after the team returned to their hotel.
Many teams and fans would prefer to win with a crisp all-round baseball. But if your staff can not afford such a style, sticking is the answer. And with the planned imports into their lineup, which has proven more than worthwhile, despite Judge and Stanton failing for much of the campaign, the Yankees will be positioned for some hefty tricks.
Stanton, who is currently rehabilitating with Judge for Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre in Durham, NC, with the designated batsman Encarnacion on board, is more likely to play in the left field, hampering the team's defense. The 35-year-old Gardner can replace Stanton late in the games the Yankees are leading, and he can add value as a pinch runner, occasional right-handed and clubhouse sage.
And just as the return of Didi Gregorius from the Injured list allowed Boone to make various line-ups and turn DJ LeMahieu into a rover, Encarnacion's arrival will expand those possibilities. With two big bats (Encarnacion and Luke Voit) feeling most defensive in first base, LeMahieu can spend more time in third base when Gio Urshela's calm June (.179 / .244 / .359) Concluding his pinstripe honeymoon implies. and Urshela can turn into a trusted banker. Everyone – including the beaten judge and Stanton and the 36-year-old Encarnacion – can enjoy more days off when the Yankees follow the NBA's lead in charge management.
Clint Frazier, meanwhile, was to receive an Honorable Honors encouragement from Boone to recommend to the youngster how he had behaved and behaved since his collapse earlier this month, urging him to maintain this approach at Scranton and further violations ( or if it is exchanged for a pitcher, although that should not be mentioned) are inevitable.
To complain about Yankees being taken over, you have to complain about buying an apple when you need the most protein. The apple will still help you to survive the moment of hunger. And although Encarnacion will cost the Yankees about $ 4 million, his move will not stop the team from adding weapons.
"I think he's a pro, and he'll fit in well here, and I know he's excited to come here," said Yankees pitcher JA Happ, Encarnation's Blue Jays teammate of 2012 until 2014 and also 2016. "He does not say much, but he works hard and is prepared."
If you want to complain that the Yankees should have stored their pitching cabinet-ready last-season, or claim they have their budget for To stretch Keuchel, go to the city. It is your constitutional right to do so. These are reasonable complaints.
To emote about Edwin? That's just illogical. Do not do it. Instead, enjoy the break in the laser show and hope the gun reinforcements arrive sooner than later.