What if Cody Bellinger went to the Yankees?
Chicago Cubs’ Cody Bellinger, who has recently returned from injury and has been struggling to find a hit, is surrounded by trade rumors.메이저놀이터
New York Post columnist John Heyman said on the 23rd (hereinafter Korean time), “If the Cubs put Bellinger, who will become a free agent after this season, on the market, he will suit the Yankees very well.” He said, “I will give you the best defense in the major leagues.”
Reporter Heyman is making this suggestion because the Yankees are struggling with a weakening offense recently after their main shooter, Aaron Judge, suffered a toe injury.
The Yankees lost to the Seattle Mariners 2-10 that day. With 41 wins and 34 losses, they are 3rd in the AL Eastern Division and tied for 2nd in the Wild Card.
However, after leaving the jersey, the downward trend continues with 6 wins and 9 losses in 15 games. In June, the average score (3.41 points) was ranked 28th across both leagues, and the team’s batting average (0.193) and OPS (0.627) were the lowest. This is because the jersey is missing, and Giancarlo Stanton has not been able to find the feeling of hitting since returning from a hamstring injury. Stanton is wandering around the floor this season with a batting average of 0.190, 6 homers, 13 RBIs and an OPS of 0.660.
At this rate, even winning a wild card, let alone winning the district, could be difficult. It is only 0.5 game behind the Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays, who are tied for 4th place in the wild card, and the 6th place Boston Red Sox is also chasing with a 2.5 game difference.
Judge’s return in the first half is also uncertain, and it may take time to find the old feeling of hitting after returning.
We don’t know if the Cubs intend to trade Bellinger, but he could be a seller in the trade market at the end of July, as the chances of him making the postseason aren’t very high right now. The Cubs are 36-38, 3rd in the NL Central Division and 6th in the Wild Card. They are 3.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds, who are leading the league, and 5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are third in the wild card.
Bellinger, who was on the injured list after injuring his left knee while defending against the Houston Astros on the 16th of last month, returned on the 16th after a month. However, after his return, he remains with a batting average of 0.105 (2 hits in 19 at-bats), 2 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.340 in 6 games. He’s no different than the Yankees’ lineup when he doesn’t feel good at bat, but he’s an outfielder the Yankees will covet if he gets back into form early in the season.
Heyman said, “The Yankees have been hitting very productively lately with Billy McKinney and Jake Bowers. Bellinger’s father, Clay, won two World Series championships with the Yankees in the late 1990s.” In other words, Bellinger emphasized that he had a relationship with the Yankees.
Clay Bellinger saw both the infield and the infield as a backup fielder for the Yankees from 1999 to 2001. He was a member of the Yankees’ World Series winning team in 1999 and 2000. Cody is the eldest of his two sons.