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Are the Yankees close to re-signing Judge?

Are the Yankees close to re-signing Judge?

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By all accounts, Aaron Judge has been enjoying the free agency process so far, receiving the Yankees’ a large number of quotations. The pitch can be fun, but the American League MVP first voiced a concern when the decision was made.

“For me, I think Win,” the judge said. “I’m already very close to the Yankees We’re one game away from the World Series From playing [in 2017] to being kicked out of the Wild Card in the ALCS, ALDS, pretty much anything. So my ultimate bottom line is I want to be part of a winning culture and be part of a team that can ‘s committed to winning. Not only for the rest of my career, but I hope to leave a legacy in any organization. First and foremost being in a A winning culture and a winning atmosphere for the future.”

• what in Ready for the Yanks at the Winter Meeting?

Yankees wasted a moment reiterating their Hope it gets better for Judge to stay in the Bronx for the next decade, extend proposal to slugger ;s camp – according to ESPN ‘s Jeff Passan — eight years and about $391 One million U.S. dollars.

This It happened after managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner spoke to the judge several times, including telling the judge face-to-face on at least one occasion, “I want you to be a Yankee for life.

“he’ it’s a very important part of this team,” Steinbrenner said. “I think he’s become a better player at the club this year. leader. People are attracted to him; young players are attracted to him. Apparently, he this is great for our fanbase Important, and very important to my family and organization. “

Three years ago, the Yankees A massive deal was struck during the winter meeting that shocked the baseball world with ace Gerrit Cole. Next week, general manager Brian Cashman and his baseball operations staff will return to the corridors of the Grand Hyatt in Manchester, hoping to get Whether Judge will accept their invitation to continue playing in the Bronx.

“There’ ;There is still work to do, we I think Do it with him,” Cashman said. “He Put yourself in a good position with lots of options, so we ve got to give him time to play. What would he what best for him and his family. ”

Judge leads major league run (133), home run (39), RBI (2017 ), Hitting Percentage(.300), Slugging Percentage(. .300), OPS (1. ), OPS+ (133) and total bases last season (211). If he comes back, a team that includes first baseman Anthony Rizzo and pitcher Nestor Cortez Several Yankees players said they thought Judge should be named to the team First captain since Derek Jeter.

“I hope Judge stays, just for the game,” Rizzo said. “You see a lot of team icons who don’t get what they deserve because they give so much for the team. . But I think for the Yankees, I think there’s always going to be an opportunity to compete. “




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