Talks with the most coveted free agent of the offseason, Aaron Judge, are underway. The New York Yankees would obviously like to retain the big hitter.
In an interview excerpt with the YES Network that will air in its entirety on Monday, Bronx Bombers president and owner Hal Steinbrenner revealed on Friday that he had some “positive conversations” with the 30-year-old.
“I made it clear to him that was our goal. It is important for this organization, and I assured him that we will do everything we can to ensure that it works,” explained the businessman to journalist Meredith Marakovits.
Recall that Judge refused a seven-year, $213.5 million contract extension before the 2022 season. Sure of being able to earn more money, he seems to have won his daring bet.
The Californian had a historic haul hitting 62 long balls – an American League record – and maintaining a .311 batting average. His 131 hits led him to a third Silver Stick and the title of best offensive player in the American.
Judge’s camp now has the luxury of being able to get along with any Major League Baseball team. Whoever spent the first seven years of his career in New York would be in the sights of the San Francisco Giants.