At least some of the New York Yankees seem to be worried All-Star skater Aaron Judge might leave the club after the World Series.
For a work published on Thursday afternoon, MLB insider Jon Heyman The New York Post’s report that “there seems to be some real anxiety within the Yankees’ ranks about their chances of holding the Judge” and that those individuals “just have feelings, and possibly concerns.” worry” about the situation.
Judge is set to gain free agency after he waste a seven-year, $213.5 million contract extension offer from the Yankees prior to Opening Day. Heyman wrote that “the Yankees expect to be the high bidder – their numbers will start just north of his original claim of $36 million a year” for Judge’s services.
“They’re just not sure how badly he wants to stay,” Heyman added.
“Judge has never uttered a negative word about the Yankees, but there is a feeling that he must have tasted bitterness after the negotiations in the spring,” Heyman said. “One source suggested that he didn’t understand why he was below Anthony Rendon’s (Los Angeles Angels) $35 million annual salary (turns out he was right), and the offer of 30.5 million dollars a year seems very light to him.”
Eyebrows raised as Judge seemed to be talking about the Yankees in the past simple after they were overturned by the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series. The 30-year-old also said at the time he wanted to stay with the organization moving forward, but that was before a story breaks statement that many New York players have complained to agents about the “toxic culture” they experience during home playoffs this fall.
Earlier this week, it was report The San Francisco giants are “ready to spend whatever it takes” to land Judge, who grew up less than 100 miles from the team’s ballpark. Heyman noted that someone in The Giants called that story “crazy” and “ridiculous.”
Agent Leigh Steinberg does not represent the Judge but said this week four-time All-Star picks can get a 10-year, $500 million guarantee deal on the open market. That amount could be more than the Yankees are willing to spend if the numbers are shared by Hello and others are correct.