Aaron Judge cheating, Julio Urías contract in Dodgers, goes to Mets
Aaron Judge set the new record for home runs hit in a single season at the Yankees, thanks to 62 home runs in 2022. However, this feat would not be entirely “clean,” according to one analyst. Meanwhile, at Dodgers, Julio Urías reached an agreement of more than 10 million dollars for the 2023 season.
On the other hand, the signing of Urías could be for his last year with the Dodgers, since the Mets are thinking of looking for the Mexican left-hander either in exchange or as a free agent next winter.
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Yankees: Did MLB cheat for Aaron Judge to hit home run record?
We already know the story. Aaron Judge sets new home run record connected in the same major league season thanks to the 62 he achieved with the New York Yankees in 2022. However, this feat would not be entirely ‘clean’. This is because it became known that the Major League Baseball (MLB) has been accused of ‘cheating’ so that ‘The Judge’ would connect home runs more easily.
SportsMap Houston baseball analysts have pointed out to Major League Baseball (MLB) of alleged cheating made to benefit Aaron Judge during the New York Yankees games in the 2022 Season.
According to what the specialists said, the League would have altered the balls so that they would ‘fly’ more easily and thus favor his home run count that would lead him to equal or exceed Roger Maris’ record.
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In the video in which they talk about the subject, they make the note that Gerrit Cole allowed the most home runs in the American League, which would be another type of evidence that the balls were indeed modified.
Aaron Judge’s home run record has been called ‘true’ when compared to Barry Bonds’, for example, since those would have been on steroids. Will this information change history?
Julio Urías and the millionaire salary he will have in 2023 after avoiding arbitration with the Dodgers
In his last year of contract with the los angeles dodgersthe Mexican pitcher Julio Urías has accepted a salary of $14.25 million by season 2023 and in this way both parties have avoided going to arbitration. The 26-year-old left-hander from Culiacán, Sinaloa, could become a free agent at the end of next season, if his current club doesn’t offer him a contract extension.
Urías was along with Padres outfielder Juan Soto ($23 million), the two highest-paid players eligible for arbitration this year. The “Culichi” surpassed his teammate Walker Buehler, a starting pitcher who will earn US$8.025 million. It is worth mentioning that Buehler will not be able to launch this tournament because he is still recovering from Tommy John surgery that he underwent in late August of last year.
It is important to highlight the large salary increase that Urías had this year, since in 2022 he received 8 million dollars, that is, his outstanding performances on the mound have made him earn more than 6 million from one tournament to the next.
Julio Urías is right now the ace of the Dodgers, even above veteran Clayton Kershaw. The Sinaloan has been one of the most solid starting pitchers in the entire league in the last two seasons. In 2021 he was the winningest pitcher in the entire circuit (20-3), while in 2022 he finished as the National League ERA champion with a solid 2.16, although in the end it was not enough to win the Cy Ypung award, as he came third. in the voting, below Sandy Alcántara and Max Fried.
Julio Urías would be on the radar of a New York team that wants him in their rotation
The Mexican pitcher dodgers ace, Julio Uríasan agreement was reached with the Los Angeles team and they avoided going to arbitration after accepting US$14.25 million in salary for the 2023 season, in his last year of contract before heading to the free agency.
One of the teams that would be more interested in adding Urías to their starting rotationin case of not signing a contract extension with the Dodgers, are the New York Mets.
According to New York Post columnist Jon Heyman, the 26-year-old left-hander from Sinaloa could be one of the objectives to be signed by the Metropolitanswho currently have two of the best starting pitchers, as are the veterans: Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, both winners of three Cy Young Awards throughout their careers.
It seems likely that the Dodgers will consider offering a contract extension to “Culichi”, who has been their best arm on the team in recent years, even establishing himself in the Los Angeles rotation over Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw.
Urías, a native of the Sinaloan capital, Culiacán, comes off two outstanding seasons. In 2021 he led the majors in wins (20), while last tournament he claimed the National League ERA title with a solid 2.16.