“You’ve Earned This Moment”- 36-Year-Old Ex-new York Yankees Ace Earns Fans’ Respect After Bidding Adieu to MLB

Published 01/19/2023, 7:50 AM EST

New York Yankees have had an interesting off-season so far this year. From the Aaron Judge free agency saga to the rumors that they were in the race for Carlos Correa. Furthermore, they have been quite active, trying to bring in players to improve their roster. The team did well last season making it to the ALCS, they will be looking to better that this year.

There are still moves that the Yankees will be looking to make before the season starts. But in the latest reports, a veteran relief pitcher who started his career with the Yankees recently announced his retirement.

Veteran Reliever David Phelps recently announced his retirement and the Toronto Blue Jays thanked him

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David Phelps, a relief pitcher who began his career with the Yankees and last played for the Toronto Blue Jays, recently announced his retirement. This brings to an end a 10-year career during which Phelps established himself as a solid relief pitcher. The Blue Jays shared a Tweet thanking Phelps for his service and wishing him well in retirement.

In the Tweet, the Blue Jays said, “Thank you for your leadership, clubhouse presence and perseverance. Congratulations, David! All the best in retirement.” The heartfelt message would have meant a lot to the retiring Phelps who will be deciding his next steps. 

Fans reacted to the Tweet and had a lot of positive things to say. Some thanked him for his contributions, while others were upset that he was retiring. Fans even hinted at a new role he could take up soon.

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These reactions are a testament to the impact that Phelps has had as both a player and a person. The former Yankees pitcher will now be taking the time to decide his next move. Although Yankees fans may be sad that Phelps has retired, there is a lot to look forward to for the franchise.

The New York Yankees will be looking to win a title this year

The New York Yankees have made a lot of big moves this year. The team will be looking to improve on their 2022 season and make a run for the World Series this year. Furthermore, they have finally added the pitching to do so by signing Carlos Rodon to a 6-year $162 million deal.

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But the focal point of their season will still be Aaron Judge, who was recently named the new Yankees captain. He was given the position after signing a 9-year $360 million deal with the team. It will be interesting to see how the team plays this year, but right now fans will miss David Phelps. What do you think of the fact that David Phelps retired and the Blue Jays thanked him? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Pranay Mukherjee

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Pranay Mukherjee is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. On completing his Bachelor’s in Mass Communication, he followed his passion for writing and started working as a content writer. His passion for sports has led him to sports journalism.

Edited By: Abhishek Kumar

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