Is New York, the ‘Mecca’ of the major leagues, a paradise for the injured?
The New York Yankees and New York Mets are struggling with the race as injuries continue to rise early in the season. The two clubs are rich clubs that represent the major leagues and buy players.
In opening day payroll this season, the Mets ranked first with $330.6 million and the Yankees second with $277.7 million. Even last winter, they spent hundreds of millions of dollars and brought in big players in the FA market as if they were competing. However, most of them are suffering from injuries.
The Yankees suffered a come-from-behind loss to the Cleveland Guardians on the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time) and fell into a four-game losing streak. With 15 wins and 15 losses, they are at the bottom of the AL East Division. On the same day, the Mets exchanged 1 win each in the double header with the Atlanta Braves, showing 2 wins and 6 losses in the last 8 games, 16 wins and 13 losses, giving up a tie for second place in the NL East to the Miami Marlins.
There are nine long-term contract players who left the two teams at the beginning of the season. Their total ransom value of $1,264.67 million (approximately 1.6953 trillion won) has ‘evaporated’ all at once in the past month or so.
First of all, the Yankees lost the ‘double gun’.
Aaron Judge, who hit 62 homers, the most in a single season in the American League last year, was put on the IL (injured list) for the first time in two years that day due to a right hip injury. Judge was replaced after playing two at-bats against the Texas Rangers on the 28th of last month, and after watching the progress for four days, the IL registration was finally decided. Judge re-signed with the Yankees last winter for nine years and $360 million.
Jersey’s ‘best friend’ Giancarlo Stanton came to the IL on the 17th of last month with a left hamstring injury. Stanton has been listed on the IL eight times this year since he played full-time in 2018, his first season after transferring to the Yankees. As for the Yankees, who took over the 13-year, $325 million contract they signed while in Miami, the loss business continues.
Left-hander Carlos Rodon, whom the Yankees ambitiously brought in last winter, is now recovering from injury and starting to recover in earnest. Rodon, who threw 22 pitches without difficulty in bullpen pitching on the 29th of last month, is expected to start pitching for minor rehabilitation after one more round of ballpoint pen pitching. His Yankees debut is expected to wait at least three weeks. Rodon suffered an injury to his left arm at the end of an exhibition game, and spent the season in IL, but his back pain overlapped in the middle of last month and his rehabilitation took a long time. He signed a six-year, $162 million contract last winter.
The Mets lost two of their highest-paid players at once. However, the two will play a comeback side by side in the 3rd consecutive away game against the Detroit Tigers, which will be held from the 3rd.
Justin Verlander, who signed a two-year, $86.67 million contract as a free agent last winter, went into rehabilitation after injuring his shoulder at the end of an exhibition game, and recently finished bullpen pitching and minor rehabilitation pitching smoothly. have a debut Detroit is the team Verlander has played for 13 years since his 2005 debut.안전놀이터
Max Scherzer, who was suspended for 10 games for violating foreign substance rules against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 20th of last month, will return at 7:40 am on the 3rd. Scherzer signed a three-year, $130 million free agent deal in December 2021, making this his second season.
Another Mets multi-year contract pitcher, Carlos Carrasco, also joined the IL on the 17th of last month with a right elbow injury. is due to return next week. Carrasco signed a five-year, $58 million long-term contract with the Cleveland Indians, but this year is his last season as the Mets took over in 2021.
In addition, Edwin Diaz, the strongest finisher who re-signed as a free agent for 5 years and $102 million last winter, suffered a knee injury at the World Baseball Classic and was out for the season, and Jose Quintana, who was recruited for 2 years and $26 million, is out for 60 days with a left rib injury. , and there is no promise when it will return. Mets catcher Omar Navaez (two years, $15 million) also missed the season with the IL after injuring his left calf.