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Yankees Should Move On From Gary Sanchez To Set An Example

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Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has been dismal (again), and this time he should lose his job. Not that I don’t enjoy holding onto once-prized home grown prospects to see them through, but this one’s a lemon.

If the Yankees trade or release Sanchez, then they’d set an example for the rest of the young players like Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier, who’ve been nothing short of atrocious over the first 22 games.

Current (and recent) lack of production

Sanchez is currently 28-years-old sitting on a .182 batting average. Yankees fans will vouch for me when I say even that number feels high. It honestly seems as though Gary Sanchez never gets a hit, ever, and he’s also playing shoddy defense.

According to numerous analytical departments like Statcast, they say Sanchez’s “pitch-framing” has improved, but that’s still not worth a roster spot. The New York Yankees who’re worth over $5.5 billion, have a catcher who isn’t great at anything outside of maybe throwing? Come on. They can do so much better.

Gary Sanchez is on the 2021 New York Yankees because ownership doesn’t want him to shine elsewhere. The Yankees need to admit that either they’re the problem or that Sanchez stinks. There’s no in between. If your production at a company for four years running has been brutal the way Sanchez’s has been, then your boss would fire you. Pretty simple concept, yet the Yankees force fans to hold onto hope that this lemon will turn into lemonade someday.

What’s ideal about punting on Gary Sanchez is that it gives the young kids a little tap on the shoulder. Like hey, if you suck as a New York Yankee, you will be let go. It’s a privilege to play in the pinstripes and maybe, just maybe, these players should act like it.

Sure, some players will fold under the pressure, but that’s part of the process of finding the right fits in New York. At the very least, we know Gary Sanchez might not be a fit anywhere. Hopefully Yankees GM Brian Cashman is reading this so he can save the fan base from watching this mockery any longer. Trade Gary Sanchez so we can find out who the real problem is.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. I’ll take your Sanchez [was already over him two years ago anyway] and raise you an Aaron Judge, the man riding a FLUKE 2017 to a potential monster contract. What a GRIFT. I’m almost ready to just say fuck the Yankees completely until they get rid of Cashman and Buume and just go all-in on the Angels. Been watching them and Ohtani since he got to the states, and am very pleased at how he’s done this year. Ohtani, Trout, Rendon anchoring the offense with Ohtani anchoring the pitching staff and just DECENT pitching and this team is an easy playoff team. One that would absolutely vanquish the Yankees in any given series, even on Cole starts since the offense is ABYSMAL.

  2. Sanchez is a guy who relied on amazing God-given ability and absolutely no work ethic his whole life. You can tell by how he plays. He does not make any adjustment to his game but keeps mindlessly doing the same stupid things over and over as though it will magically start to work. He’s uncoachable, and that’s really really bad for a catcher. I’m afraid he’s done. He’ll be a great slow pitch softball star.

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