A reminder: Judge is now free to sign with any team after reaching free agency after the World Series.
There have been rumblings about Judge being unhappy after being booed by Yankees fans after his dismal postseason (.490 OPS).
Other reports state the San Francisco Giants are willing to go all-in on their local star.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are also allegedly monitoring the situation, and the New York Mets could get involved at some point, too.
Multiple players on the Astros were shocked fans booed Judge, too, while reporters question his true intentions after what went down in the regular season and the playoffs.
Randy Wilkins, the director of “The Captain” documentary and well-known filmmaker, is eager for the rumors to stop.
The Rumors Won’t Stop
“There are gonna be ten billion Aaron Judge rumors until he signs and every single one will be annoying,” he tweeted.
There are gonna be ten billion Aaron Judge rumors until he signs and every single one will be annoying.
— Randy Wilkins (@pamsson) October 28, 2022
He is right: until he puts pen to paper on his new long-term deal, everybody will speculate about his future because teams will feel they have a chance.
He does seem to be exploring all options, so while the Yankees may be leading the race, it’s certainly not a lock he stays.
He put up numbers good enough to land one of the biggest contracts in MLB history, perhaps even larger than $310 or $320 million.
With 62 home runs, he broke Roger Maris‘ American League record while also slashing a robust .311/.425/.686 with 133 runs and 131 RBI.
He is the prime candidate to win the AL MVP award.
Where will he play?
Nobody knows, probably not even him.