The San Francisco Giants made him their number one priority, and were serious and methodical in their pursuit.
In fact, at one point, it looked like Judge may sign in San Francisco on Tuesday, but the Yankees came back with an improved offer than ended up securing the reigning AL MVP’s services.
After slashing .311/.425/.686, hitting 62 home runs (a new American League record), and challenging for the Triple Crown, Judge went from potentially making $213.5 million over seven years (the Yanks’ last offer before the season) to earning $360 million over nine years.
That’s almost a $150 million difference!
To get a better idea of how much money Judge will make, the folks at Sports Illustrated helped us with some math:
“In case you needed a better understanding of what Aaron Judge’s nine-year, $360 million contract with the Yankees means. That’s nearly… $770,000 per week; $110,000 per day; $4,600 per hour; $76 per minute,” they tweeted.
In case you needed a better understanding of what Aaron Judge’s nine-year, $360 million contract with the Yankees means. That’s nearly…
$770,000 per week
$110,000 per day
$4,600 per hour
$76 per minute
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 7, 2022
Judge Is Worth Every Penny
He earned every penny after leading the Yankees to the postseason with an explosive second half, but also because of his contributions for the last six years.
Whenever Judge played, he clearly made a difference on the diamond with his impressive raw power, plate skills, and excellent fielding.
He is also a terrific leader who will wear the “C” letter on his chest for the foreseeable future as the Yankees’ captain.
Judge was the heart and soul of the Bombers, and they couldn’t afford to let him go under any concept.
He is now one of the highest-paid players in baseball, but he is more than worth it.