Aaron Judge, Yankees both benefit from long term contract

We should confront the unthinkable. Because the unthinkable is not unattainable. Not fairly, anyway.

No one thought Freddie Freeman and the Braves would divorce, but they did. Free company is not at all times predictable. Of course, it solely is smart for the participant who matched The Babe to stay in the home that Ruth constructed (technically, that one was the one torn down however you get the purpose). Aaron Judge advantages from being a Yankee. And sure, the Yankees benefit extra; they’ve the very best revenues within the recreation, and no good motive to not preserve Judge in pinstripes.

The Yankees additionally know their quantity has to rise precipitously off his record-setting season, from $213.5 million to $300 million or so. They love him (what’s to not love?) and wish him but in addition imagine they’re the best choice. On The Post podcast “The Show,” Yankees president Randy Levine stated they’d make an “terribly aggressive” supply.

But will or not it’s sufficient? Is it potential he was so insulted by the unique supply, or so irritated by the Yankees making it public that he’ll significantly entertain leaving? Beyond profitable perennially, one huge factor the Yankees do have going for them is that it advantages him to remain. With the historical past he made this yr, that time was made with no phrase spoken.

Anyway, this is the newest, greatest guess the place Judge could land (with odds).

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge #99 celebrates with his teammates
Where will Aaron Judge play ball subsequent season? It’s the very high-priced query.
Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post


The Yankees “need to” preserve Judge, says a rival. He performed as virtually a one-man band within the second half, taking his season into the realm of the all-time nice. Even amongst some rivals, the hope is that he stays “for the nice of the sport.” The greatest, they are saying, ought to stay on the most important stage. Maybe MLB ought to institute a franchise tag sooner or later to forestall strikes that damage the sport. Odds to remain: 1-5 (83 % probability).


The Yankees noticed his hometown staff because the menace, they usually tried for Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton. Tough park for a clear energy hitter. Odds to go: 20-1 (5 %).


The Dodgers have Trea Turner to attempt to re-sign, and Judge grew up a Giants fan, however the Dodgers admire greatness and love short-term big-money offers. They tried $160 million over 4 years for Harper. How about $225 million for 5? Odds to go: 30-1 (3 %).


Pitching is their actual winter concern. Plus, it is an period of fine feeling between Steve Cohen and Hal Steinbrenner and it is onerous to see Cohen risking that, even for Judge, when he has Jacob deGrom, Edwin Diaz, Brandon Nimmo, Taijuan Walker and Chris Bassitt to signal. Odds to go: 35-1 (<3 %).

Red Sox

They got here up quick for Mookie Betts and underbid for Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers. While the Red Sox go to the Yankees (see Roger Clemens and Johnny Damon) few go the opposite means. Odds to go: 50-1 (2 %)


They are attempting for pitching (see deGrom), but when they fail, may they attempt to bludgeon people? Big spenders. Odds to go: 75-1 (<2 %).


They are promising to spend, however it goes in opposition to their nature. Long shot. Odds to go: 150-1 (<1 %)


Hard to think about others, however who noticed Carlos Correa going to the Twins? Odds to go: 100-1 (1 %).

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