The New York Yankees have been lucky to have the assistance of slugger Aaron Judge this season, but they are not overly confident in him.
Slugger Aaron Judge has been a lucky asset for the New York Yankees this season. Although he deserves praise, he betrayed the franchise before the game ever started.
The New York Post quotes Ken Rosenthal as saying that the Judge was offered an extension but declined it.
When the Yankees revealed the contract offer they made to him around Opening Day, according to Rosenthal, “he was not pleased.”
It was a sizable contract, with New York reportedly offering him $213.5 million over seven years. The Yankees no longer believe he will remain in New York for many years because he will be a free agent after this season.
When Judge enters the market, he’ll probably be in high demand and be worth a lot, so New York will have to make a sizable offer to keep the slugger around.
Even though New York has several outstanding players, Judge’s departure would leave a big gap in the team.
Without Aaron Judge, the Yankees would be considerably different
Recently, Judge has been keeping the Yankees together. Despite having a fantastic season to begin with, they’ve recently suffered, especially in August. In that month, they only managed to win one series, a two-game subway series against the New York Mets.
Three series victories in September have made the month significantly better, but there is still potential for growth. Judge has been striving to achieve 60 home runs by the conclusion of the season despite some setbacks.
He presently has 57 home runs this season, which is just four short of Roger Maris’ 1961 record for the AL East and the organization. He’s on track to reach 64 this season, according to MLB.com’s Sarah Langs.
It makes sense that the Yankees lost faith in him and rejected their initial offer, but as one of the best hitters in the league, he will certainly receive numerous top offers once he becomes a free agent. New York must offer a deal that is much more lavish.