In what could end up being his final season in Yankee pinstripes, Judge put on a show, hitting 62 home runs and knocking in 131 runs.
That helped the 30-year-old secure his first American League MVP Award.
But as we move closer to the Winter Meetings, the Yankees have some stiff competition to deal with.
Judge is a Bay Area native, and the Giants seem prepared to make a play for the AL MVP.
According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the odds to sign Judge are exactly 50-50 between New York and San Francisco.
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Yanks, Giants In Bidding War For Judge
While the Yankees may appear to be the favorites given where the two teams finished in the standings, respectively, the Giants cannot be counted out.
San Francisco is in need of a power bat.
After winning 107 games in 2021, they could not follow up that success in 2022, finishing 81-81 and in third place in the National League West.
New York on the other hand, managed to win the AL East and reach the ALCS, where they were swept by the eventual World Series champion Houston Astros.
New York has already retained Anthony Rizzo on a two-year contract, but their focus remains on Judge.
But it appears to be neck and neck between the Giants and Yankees in the Judge sweepstakes.
More will come next week when the Winter Meetings get underway, and the market begins to heat up