They offered $213.5 million back then, but with the way Judge has been playing as of late, his price tag probably starts with a three now.
On Wednesday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins, Judge hit his 55th home run of the season.
As Talkin’ Yanks said via Twitter, the man is simply on another planet at the moment.
Aaron Judge is simply on another planet right now pic.twitter.com/ukYLBadT5b
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) September 7, 2022
He has homered in four straight games (the second time he has done that in his career), as he tries to take sole possession of the franchise record for home runs in a single season.
That mark belongs to lefty-hitting Roger Maris, who hit 61 in 1961.
Judge needs six more to tie him and seven to become the record holder.
How Many Home Runs Can Judge Hit?
If he keeps going at this pace, he should finish with way more than 62 homers.
If he wants to write his name in the history books in MLB, however, he will need to pick up the pace.
Barry Bonds is the owner of the single-season home run record, with 73.
Can Judge reach those heights?
That seems like a pipe dream because there aren’t too many games left on the calendar.
However, Albert Pujols reaching 700 home runs also looked impossible at one time, and he is now close to the feat.
Baseball is full of surprises and cool achievements.
Maybe neither one accomplishes his goal, but fans sure had fun rooting for both of them.
If they can, however, they should be celebrated like two of the greatest power hitters of our generation, which they are.