New York Yankees news, 5/10/20: Francisco Lindor a Yankee? Aaron Judge falling behind in expectations

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Sep 20, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) smiles at the dugout between innings against the Philadelphia Phillies at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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Joe Giglio| The Cleveland Indians have been proactive in their pursuit of extending star shortstop Francisco Lindor, but to no avail, as he continues to ignore their desire to retain him after the completion of his current deal.

The Yankees could be a suitable destination for Lindor, who could easily slot into the shortstop position, moving Gleyber Torres back over to second base. This is a possibility if GM Brian Cashman elects to move on from DJ LeMahieu in 2021. Alternatively, the Yankees could retain LeMahieu, move him to first base, and slide Torres back to his more efficient defensive spot at second. This would guarantee one of the best infields in baseball, at least offensively. In 2019, Lindor posted a slash line of .284/.335/.518 with 32 homers. At just 26 years old, the Yankees would be getting a star at the most important infield position for the foreseeable future.

Dan Martin | New York Post: Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was not content with the performance of his team or himself in 2019. He stated, “It’s a failure,’’ Judge said. “We talked about winning the division and winning the World Series. … No matter how many games we won during the regular season, it is a failure.’’ Two consecutive seasons plagued by injury have stalled his development into one of the best players in baseball. Nonetheless, Judge has shown incredible defensive traits and a premium slugging trait. He’s currently recovering from a stress fracture in a rib and could still end up missing a portion of a heavily reduced 2020 season.

Ryan Garcia | Empire Sports Media: Is Gio Urshela the future at third base for the Yankees? His impressive defensive efficiency and offensive production in 2019 lean toward a long-term solution. Urshela has always been a solid defender, but his offense has been the issue. His 2019 season was fantastic, hitting .314 with 21 homers and 74 RBIs. This article details his quality in a number of categories and why he can be the future at the position for the Bombers.