The Yankees OF wouldn’t sign with the “loser” Cubs, according to a rival executive
After the season, outfielder Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees and AL MVP contender doesn’t have to sign with a team that is considered to be a “loss,” such as the Chicago Cubs.
So far, Aaron Judge, an outfielder for the New York Yankees, has gambled on himself this offseason, and so far it has paid off.
Whether he re-signs with the Yankees or chooses to sign elsewhere, he might end up being the highest-paid position player available this offseason.
The Chicago Cubs’ “elsewhere” does not appear to be the north side of Chicago, though.
Aaron Judge, the star of the Yankees, won’t join the “loser” Cubs, claims a rival executive
The New York Yankees have been by far the best club in baseball in 2022. Therefore, the Chicago Cubs haven’t exactly been the best team. One rival executive told ESPN’s Buster Olney that since Aaron Judge wants to win, it appears extremely unlikely that Judge will sign with the Cubs this offseason (subscription required).
He desires success. He won’t sign with a losing organization like the Cubs at the moment, the rival evaluator predicted. In my opinion, he won’t be registering for the reconstruction.
The Cubs’ payroll has decreased by nearly 25% since 2019, and as of Wednesday, they were 25-43, good for a 162-game pace of 60-102. The Yankees are on pace for a 119-43 record, which would break the current MLB record of 116 victories in a season.
Judge has played a significant role in that. He leads the majors in runs (55), home runs (25), and slugging percentage in 66 games (.644).
Overall, he is hitting.300/.378/.644 with an OPS+ of 190, which is 90 points higher than the league average. He shares third place in the majors with his 3.4 rWAR.
Aaron Judge will continue to be a spectacular player for years to come, no matter where he signs. He might be able to help the Yankees win the World Series for the first time in more than ten years or help the Cubs turn around their season.