New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has had quite the season. All Star Game – check. AL record for home runs – check. Silver Slugger – check. 2022 AL MVP – check. New contract? Well, not yet.
But that time may be coming soon. According to Brendan Kuty from NJ.com, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated that the Yankees have already made an offer to keep Judge in town.
New York Yankees not wasting time in trying to bring Aaron Judge back
It is clear that the Yankees are feeling a sense of urgency when it comes to Judge. He is the key to the offseason, the player that could determine whether or not the Yankees continue to contend going forward. Should he depart, the Yankees would have a major gap in the lineup that they may not be able to fix.
While the details, and timing, of that offer are unknown, it is clear that he will get far more than the seven year, $213 million deal that he had turned down before the 2022 season began. For the Yankees lineup and marketing standpoints, he will be worth every cent of whatever he makes in his new deal.
The Yankees also need to get a deal done soon. Judge is also considered the top priority for the Giants and they are determined not to be outbid for his services. It may come down to what the Yankees are comfortable with spending, although in this case, they need to ignore those imaginary restraints and do the right thing.
Doing the right thing involves opening the vaults and giving Judge what he wants. His presence in the lineup papered over their flawed roster and issues throughout the lineup all season. The Yankees literally needed that historic campaign from Judge last year; now, they need to pay for that performance.
The New York Yankees have reportedly made an offer to Aaron Judge. They are certainly not wasting any time in their attempts to bring him back.