The San Francisco Giants are looking to make a major move in free agency.
After a season that saw them finish 81-81, and in third place in the NL West, the Giants are looking for reinforcements.
They have made it very clear they are willing to spend up for a star player in free agency.
Their eyes are set firmly on outfielder Aaron Judge.
After a historic 2022 season, Judge is expected to sign a monumental contract.
There are already reports coming out that Judge has been offered around $360 million in total value.
Giants are in with a big offer to Judge — believed to be $360M neighborhood — but the assumption/belief among rivals is that the Yankees remain favorites. Yankees are hopeful but say they still don’t know.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 6, 2022
The Giants realize players like Judge do not become available very often.
So going all-in to sign him seems like their top priority.
The Giants have a rich tradition of winning over the past decade.
Adding a player like Judge can put them back into NL West contention.
Also, it remains uncertain if Judge will give the Yankees a chance at a final offer.
So all the pressure is on the Yankees now to try and match this massive offer.
The longer this process goes, the more likely Judge is going to leave New York.
It appears that only the Giants and Yankees are in the race for Judge.
But, the Yankees are the one team that Judge has some contention with.
They had all last offseason to try and get a deal done with Judge and, instead, they gave him a lowball offer.
Aaron Judge wasn't happy that the Yankees' offer was made public. 😬 pic.twitter.com/5VPdAjoPd9
— theScore (@theScore) December 6, 2022
The 30-year-old decided to bet on himself and it will soon pay off.
Judge should feel no reason to give the Yankees the benefit of the doubt in this process.
They had their chance to sign him and did not take it.
Now Judge should do whatever is best for him.
He is from California and going back home seems like an enticing idea.
Also, the Giants have shown in years past they are committed to winning.
Signing the 2022 AL MVP and a few other pieces could have them right back in contention.