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The season has not gotten off to a good start for the Yankees. Over the team’s first six games, they own a 2-4 record. The club dropped back-to-back series to the Orioles and the Tigers, two franchises deep into rebuilds. On top of all that, a whopping ten players rest on the injured list for the Yankees. That will grow to eleven assuming Troy Tulowitzki joins the ranks.
This combination of losing and injuries resulted in a frustrated fan base, and manager Aaron Boone has received the brunt of the criticism.
For context, the Boone approval rating dropped by 28% this week. The overall confidence in the team shrank as well. Last week it stood at 91%. This week? 76%.
It’s not all gloom and doom for Yankees fans, though. Across baseball, FanPulse respondents indicated Aaron Judge as a potential MVP candidate.
In the early goings, Judge is hitting .333/.481/.381 (169 wRC+). He hasn’t even found his power stroke yet. Imagine if he combines that on-base skill with his home run swing. Hey, take any positive news that you can, friends.
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