Occam's Razor: the explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is more likely true. To put it another way, Judge won the starting job because he had
Hicks over Judge would seem very Girardi-ish to me. He loves his proven vets, even when they are neither proven nor particularly veteran.
The only way we'll find out is if Judge struggles, Hicks does well, then Cashman runs to his buddies in the media to leak he was overruled.
I doubt anyone can or will because I seriously doubt one exists.
It's pure speculation from the tin foil hat crew that think the Yankees
Where's Jordan Montgomery?
That article could be about any GM if you review their track record. YM what are you going to say about Cash and Hal next year when we are in contention