Aaron Judge’s Next Yankees Contract May Not Go Very Well, Says MLB Insider

Aaron Judge’s free agency is coming up.

The New York Yankees have just won the American League East and will soon enter a playoff series, but after that their star will be freed from the control of the team.

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The outfielder rejected a seven-year, $213.5 million contract before Opening Day and will explore his options this offseason.

However, ESPN’s Jeff Passan warns that Judge may not find everything he is looking for.

Going through First take:

“In baseball contracts like the one Aaron Judge is about to get, they usually don’t go very well, especially for the hitters… The reality is that whoever brings in Aaron Judge, whether that’s be the New York Yankeesthe New York foodthe Chicago Cubsthe San Francisco Giantswherever he ends up signing, the first five years of this deal is what they’re really going to look for him to produce. age particularly well.

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Judge’s landing location has been heavily speculated.

Here’s what Yankees president Randy Levine had to say about keeping the judge in the Bronx, via FOX News Radio’s The Brian Kilmeade Show:

“We’re going to do our best to sign him. We think the world of him. We think he’s a great player. We think he’s a great Yankee. And you know, that’s something that will happen. in the offseason. … We’re going to do our best and try to keep him. We know his value to the franchise. We know his value to the Yankees. He carries us and does it with a lot of poise and dignity. And we’ll see what happens in the offseason. It won’t be for lack of trying.”

But Judge, a Bay Area native, may want to return home to the Giants, who are reportedly going after the slugger.

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