Judge, the best player in baseball this past season and the winner of the AL MVP award, is a free agent and is mulling offers from several teams.
For the Yankees, retaining him is a priority.
The problem is that his signature is also a priority for other teams, most notably the San Francisco Giants.
The Giants even met with the Judge, probably discussing potential contract terms.
The whole situation has Yankees fans scared to death about the prospect of losing their biggest star, the one who established a new American League record with 62 home runs and the one who is capable of leading the league in homers and battle for the batting title.
Judge slashed .311/.425/.686 this year, drove in 131 runs, and even stole 16 bases.
He was a freak of nature.
Now, Yankees insider Bryan Hoch wanted to know what fans think about the situation with a simple question.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 2, 2022
Judge Has Concrete Offers From Other Teams
It’s a pretty straightforward poll: you can even vote on what you think will happen.
There is a non-zero chance that Judge picks his (new?) destination during the MLB Winter Meetings, which will be held from December 4-7.
If the Yankees are serious about taking down the Houston Astros, it’s imperative that they secure Judge’s services.
They reportedly have an eight-year, $300 million offer on the table for the outfielder, and are open to increase it if needed.
Will Judge opt to stay in the Bronx, where he was booed mercilessly in the playoffs, or will he pursue another opportunity elsewhere?
We are close to finding out what will happen.