The Yankees have had 15 captains in their history, and have not had a captain since Hall of Famer Derek Jeter retired in 2014.
On the R2C2 podcast, recently retired Yankees’ starter CC Sabathia had some interesting thoughts as to who should be the next Yankee captain.
Is the next Yankee captain on the roster? pic.twitter.com/xKbeDP6pC0
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Both Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres are thought to be part of the Yankees long term plans, and have shown why they deserve to be with the way they play.
Although neither have signed long-term extensions yet, it is not hard to believe that they will both be getting offers from the Yankees.
Both have not been in the league for too long, and it took Derek Jeter eight years in the MLB to be named as captain. With the way that Judge and Torres have carried themselves for the time that they have been in the majors, it is not difficult to see that they are natural leaders.
Sabathia played with Jeter for six years and was on the roster for another five seasons following Jeter’s retirement to see both Judge and Torres’ meteoric rises to stardom. He has played with a leader that was named captain, and played with two leaders that could be named captain.
For all we know, the Yankees may not name any captain while Judge and Torres are on the roster, or they may name someone else captain.
When speculating who could be next in line to be named captain, Judge and Torres are two easy picks.
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