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If Cashman could 'wave a wand', judge deal would be done

If Cashman could ‘ wave his wand , X27; Judge transaction will be done

NEW YORK – Yankees About Best offseason thinking already includes a new contract with Aaron Judge, leaving them free to address the rest of their pressing needs. A quick fix for the slugger’s free agency is unlikely, which could leave clubs in limbo when they cross their fingers.

General manager meeting in Las Vegas on Tuesday GM Brian Cashman did not comment when asked if the Judges and the Yankees spoke after the American League Championship Series, but Cashman said retaining the Judges is the organization’s top priority. .

)” Ideally, if you can swing A wand and we’ll secure Aaron Judge and keep him and get him signed and satisfied as soon as possible,” Cashman said. “He’s a free agent. He earned the right to be a free agent, so he’ll decide the dance.”

After turning down a seven-year, $94 $500,000 extension earlier this year for the season, Judge Expect to seek deals worth at least 300 million dollars.

Cashman says he has no plans for general manager meeting During a meeting with the judge’s attorney, Page Odle. Cashman also stated that managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner has not provided the club with its 2023 budget , adding, “Like the past year, he will give a lot.”

The Yankees recently completed their pro scouting meeting to assess the possibility of free agency and the trade market. Asked to outline his club’s needs as the Yankees approach the offseason, Cashman said: “Right now, we don’t have a right fielder, we don’t have a left fielder, and we always want to improve our pitching.”

Judge and Andrew Benintendi are both free agents (Cashman praises Benintendi’s Slow heartbeat and said the club will “have a conversation” about his return), Harrison Budd, Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton remain under contract. Hicks’ future in the Bronx is uncertain, though with three years remaining on his contract, Stanton is seen as more of a designated hitter.
Cashman said Yankees want to keep first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who opted out of $ him has $1 million remaining on his trade and is a free agent. The Yankees are considering qualifying offers to Judge, Rizzo, and right-hander Jameson Taillon, who Rizzo can promise in the market for years.

“We’d love to sign back Anthony Rizzo, if possible, ” Cashman said. “We’re going to be in touch with him and others in the market. We obviously have a vacancy at first base right now. The first choice is to keep the players we know and love. Ultimately, you have to explore all options — trade vs. free agency.”

Oswald Peraza impressed in his September call-up, prompting Isiah Kiner-Falefa is on the bench in the AL Division series, and Cashman said he thinks “there could be a lot of exciting opportunities in the midfield category next spring.” Peraza or Oswaldo Cabrera could have a chance to earn a starting spot, while top prospects Anthony Volpe is also expected to enter the major league camp.

“This time of year, I think You just have to be flexible and open-minded to make sure you evaluate all real opportunities,” Cashman said.

This includes the coaching market; assistant batting coach Hensley Meulens leaves The staff of manager Aaron Boone accepted the top hitting coach position for the Rockies.

Cashman stated that his own unresolved The contract situation won’t affect the Yankees’ offseason. Although Cashman’s deal expired in October 16, Steinbrenner asked him to remain in his position ‘s position since February 300.

“This is something we’re going to sit down with, but there are bigger things that need to be dealt with first,” Cashman said.



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