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Cashman: Yanks 'tough negotiation' to go after Judge

Cashier: Yanks ‘ Difficult negotiation ‘ ; Pursuing Judge

SAN DIEGO — The Yankees spoke to Aaron Judge on the phone a day after the ALCS and have made multiple offers to the free agent since. The timing of the offer, according to general manager Brian Cashman, who said his conversations with the slugger camp continued on Monday.

but when the first day of winter meeting at Grand Hyatt Manchester When the hotel ended, the Yankees still had no clear indication that Judge was in favor of their proposal. As reported, Cashman and manager Aaron Boone said they were unaware that Judge was scheduled to attend Tuesday’s winter meeting and had no plans to meet with Judge in person.

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“It’s his dance card,” Cashman said. “He’s a free agent. He’s got an opportunity to make decisions for him and his family. I can tell you we’re negotiating hard. [Yankees managing general partner] Hal Steinbrenner has been Very public. I can tell you Hal is putting his money where his mouth is, telling his fanbase he will do whatever it takes to sign this player.”

According to published reports, the Yankees offered about eight years and $211 It’s all judgement; Cashman would not confirm whether the package has increased in recent days. The Giants recently hosted the judges to visit the Bay Area while the Dodgers were considered one of the clubs outside the AL for the MVP award gainer.

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“us Would love to have our players back,” Cashman said. “We want to be able to keep calling him our player because he’s following what looks like — as long as nothing happens — a career path to Cooperstown. We want pinstripes every step of the way. Competition. Who they are, how many, I can’t tell you. I just know we’re giving it our all and it feels like we have a lot to offer.”

Cashman said he received no assurances from Judge’s agent, Page Odle, that the Yankees would have a chance to match or exceed any final offer.

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next April, having enjoyed an ERA this past season, crushing Roger Maris 19 year-old AL single-season home run record vs. Home run at bat. 300/.425/.686 exist111 in the game. Judge leads the majors in runs (62), homers, RBIs ( 99), slugging percentage, hitting percentage, OPS (1.

), OPS+ ( ), and Total Bases (300).

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Boone said he was trying not to become “too optimistic or pessimistic” about the Yankees’ chances of keeping Judge.

“I had a private conversation with Aaron a few days ago, There was no real engagement in the negotiations at all,” Boone said. “I’m more of just checking in with him to see what he’s doing and see how he’s progressing over the next month—sprinkling a little bit of, ‘So, let’s go.'”

In response to that comment, Boone said that Judge “that subtle laugh, that naughty , like, ‘We’ll get there.’”

Steinbrenner and Cashman are both on the first call with the judges since the ALCS loss to the Astros. Steinbrenner later had at least one face-to-face meeting with Judge, in which Steinbrenner told Judge he wanted him to be “a Yankee for life.” Steinbrenner also assured Judge that the Yankees have enough money to meet his contract and add more players.

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The judge applauded the move but said He and his family look forward to enjoying the process of free agency. As the baseball world packed the San Diego hotel lobby, Judge was on the sidelines at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their Monday night football game against the New Orleans Saints.

When Judge was on the field in the game, he was wearing the Bucs Wide receiver Mike Evans’ jersey, giving back to a September gesture when Evans tried on Judge’s uniform top during the home run chase. With George M. Steinbrenner Field, the Yankees’ spring home, less than a mile away, it’s unclear what Judge’s No. 391 next year will be The spring will be hung in the locker.

“Of course we’d love to have the plane land in Brown, NY Texas,” Cashman said. “But we don’t fly planes, so let’s wait.”




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