The free agent market is heating up with the Winter Meetings coming next week.
The top free agent on the market, Aaron Judge, is drawing significant interest from two teams ahead of the meetings.
After a 62-home run season with the New York Yankees, Judge earned the American League MVP Award.
Now, the reigning MVP is a free agent.
The biggest threat to the Yankees in terms of re-signing Judge is the San Francisco Giants.
The 30-year-old grew up in the Bay Area and was a fan of the Giants.
MLB Network created a mock lineup for the Giants if Judge were to sign with the team, and by the looks of it, it’s a pretty stacked lineup.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) December 2, 2022
Where Judge Fits In Giants Lineup
Adding Judge would give the Giants a chance to make some noise in the National League West after finishing a mere .500 in 2022.
Last season, San Francisco won 107 games and clinched their first NL West title since 2012.
Unfortunately, they could not follow it up with more success in 2022.
But with Judge potentially in the fold in 2023, San Francisco will have somebody that they could build around, which could bring them back to where they were in the early-mid 2010s, when they won three World Series titles in a five-year span.
Still, the Yankees can’t be counted out as they try to retain the 30-year-old slugger and reigning MVP, but the Giants do have the advantage of being close to home for Judge.