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Perspectives: Glass Completely Empty

By Paul Semendinger

November 13, 2023


I figured...why not? (For the third time.)

What if every single Yankee replicated his career worst season in 2024, what might the team's production look like? (I took each players worst full seasons, if such a thing exists, or at least a year when he was on the roster all season... for the most part. Please forgive any creative licenses that I took.)

You know...




1b - Anthony Rizzo (2023) 99 games - .244/12/41 94 OPS+, 0.5 WAR

2b - Gleyber Torres (2020) 42 games (of 60) - .243/3/16 103 OPS+, 0.0 WAR

ss - Anthony Volpe (2023) 159 games - .209/21/60 81 OPS+, 3.2 WAR

3b- DJ LeMahieu (2014) 149 games - .267/5/42 75 OPS+, 0.8 WAR

lf - Oswaldo Cabrera (2023) 115 games - .211/5/29 58 OPS+, -1.5 WAR

cf - Estevan Florial (career) 48 games - .209/1/11 71 OPS+, -0.1 WAR

rf - Aaron Judge (2023) 106 games - .267/37/75 175 OPS+, 4.5 WAR

c - Jose Trevino (2021) 89 games - .239/5/30 66 OPS+, 0.1 WAR

dh = Giancarlo Stanton (2023) 101 games - .191/24/60 87 OPS+, -0.8 WAR

SP - Gerrit Cole (2016) = 7-10, 3.88 (21 starts)

SP - Carlos Rodon (2023) = 3-8, 6.85 (14 starts)

SP - Nestor Cortes (2023) = 5-2, 4.97 (12 starts)

SP - Clarke Schmidt (2023) = 9-9, 4.64 (32 starts)

SP - Mike King (2021) = 2-4, 3.55 (22 games, 6 starts)


My big fear, my biggest fear here is that this scenario seems much more realistic than the other two I presented (Glass Half-Full and Glass Completely Full).

Also frightening is the fact that numerous ( a lot of) players are coming off their career worst seasons in 2023.

This makes it clear that the Yankees have a lot of work to do this winter.

Just a question, a real and sincere question, if the scenario above plays out and the Yankees have a miserable 2024 that includes them not acquiring any of the big stars, will Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman be back for 2025?

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