NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 04: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees makes a diving catch hit by Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins to close out the top of the seventh inning in game one of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Davey Mac in the house for another Sports Report!   Baseball, basketball, football, and hockey are all in the Report today!   But first!

Did you hear what Yankees superstar Aaron Judge told reporters yesterday?   The new Yanks captain says that he’s been taking reps in left field and even at first base and will play anywhere the Yankees need him to play this season.

Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 02: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees heads for the dugout as a rain delay before the start of the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers on August 2, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)



Now, while I love the attitude, and think that Judge is being a great teammate with this mentality…I also worry that this move is a sign that the Yankees outfield may be an issue this season.   I mean…if they had gone out and gotten a big-time outfielder…Number 99 could stay in right field where the Judge’s Chambers people are!

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 29: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees makes a catch at the wall for the first out of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on July 29, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)



Furthermore…I fear that this could be a hint that the Yankees do not have much faith in outfielder Aaron Hicks.   Hicks was supposed to the Yankees’ starting center fielder…but had a horrendous season in 2022.   He hit just .216 with 8 home runs while striking out 109 times in 384 at-bats.   Brutal.

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, ON – JUNE 4: Aaron Hicks #31 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out to end the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on June 4, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)



But, perhaps this is a way to get Giancarlo Stanton in the outfield more often.   With Judge playing in left field…you could have Harrison Bader in center…and Stanton in right.   This could free up the Yankees’ DH situation and get more players some at-bats.

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, ON – JUNE 6: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees celebrates their victory with Aaron Judge #99 during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on June 6, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)



In any event…Aaron Boone has a decision to make.   Judge is being a solid team captain right away…but it’s ultimately Boone’s final decision.   I’m Davey Mac…that’s my Sports Two Cents.

New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 27: Aaron Boone #17 of the New York Yankees looks down into his bullpen against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the eighth inning at RingCentral Coliseum on August 27, 2022 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

  • Former Met Coach Sues Team

    Former Mets assistant coach Phil Regan has sued the Mets and former Met general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, alleging age discrimination and wrongful termination when he was moved out as pitching coach after the 2019 season.   Regan (who turns 86 in April) also claims that a hostile work environment existed when he was with the Mets.

    Miami Marlins v New York Mets

    NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: New York Mets assistant minor league pitching coordinator Phil Regan throws batting practice before a game between the Mets and the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on April 7, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Devils Lose To Montreal

    The Devils lost to the Canadiens last night…5 to 2.   The Devils are still 6-3-and-1 in their last ten games (and are 37-15-5 for the year).

    Montreal Canadiens v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – FEBRUARY 21: Jonas Siegenthaler #71 of the New Jersey Devils defends against Alex Belzile #60 of the Montreal Canadiens at the Prudential Center on February 21, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. The Canadiens defeated the Devils 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Flyers Fall To Edmonton

    The Flyers fell to the Oilers…4 to 2.   The Flyers drop to 23-26-10 for the season.

    2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game - Mascot Game

    Mascot Gritty of the Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

  • Rangers Play On Thursday

    The Rangers were off.   They next play on Thursday when they face the Red Wings.   The Rangers are 33-15-9.

    Vegas Golden Knights v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 27: Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers is congratulated by teammates on the bench after he scored in the first period against the Vegas Golden Knights at Madison Square Garden on January 27, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • NBA Action Returns Thursday

    We’re still in the NBA All Star Break.   The league returns to regular season action tomorrow…the 76’ers take on the Grizzlies in Philadelphia.   The Knicks and Nets then play on Friday.

    Philadelphia 76ers Media Day

    CAMDEN, NJ – SEPTEMBER 26: Tobias Harris #12, Tyrese Maxey #0, James Harden #1, and Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers pose for a picture during media day at the 76ers Training Complex on September 26, 2022 in Camden, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

  • Carr Meets With Jets

    Superstar quarterback Derek Carr is apparently gonna take his time with the free agency process.   Carr’s brother David (a former NFL QB himself) says that Derek is going “do his due diligence” in choosing a new team.   Carr met with the Jets last week…as the Jets have expressed interest in Carr if they can’t get Aaron Rodgers.

    Las Vegas Raiders v Pittsburgh Steelers

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 24: Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders throws a pass during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gaelen Morse/Getty Images)

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