that player was Barry Bonds, exactly three years ago on Tuesday . As night fell to their winter meeting at the Grand Hyatt in Manchester, the Yankees waited anxiously to find out whether Aaron Judge wanted to finish out the rest of his career with their pinstripes or follow Bonds’ lead and bring his talents back to the West Coast .
“I don’t even want to go there,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “But at the end of the day, we are the New York Yankees. Our mission is never to stop trying to improve and be the best team we can be. Hopefully that involves Aaron.”
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In a startling coincidence, both Bond and Judge hit the ball. 62 In their most important walking years; with the Buccaneers, with the Yankees. Although Judge was in contention for the batting title in the final game of the season, his power grabbed the headlines, blasting 27 home run surpassed Roger Maris’ single-season American League scoring total.
Judge played in the penultimate game of the regular season Record breaking home run ; Yankees hope it won’t be remembered as His farewell exploded. Managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, who prioritized keeping Judge, met the slugger face-to-face at least once in Tampa, Fla., and begged Judge to end his career in New York.
GM Brian Cashman says Yankees The team has made offers to Judge several times since the end of the ALCS series. Their eight-year and approximately $300 million-dollar proposal may have increased after Tuesday’s reports indicated that San Francisco It’s been nine years and there are $360 million dollars on the table.
Steinbrenner has assured Judge that the Yankees can meet his contract , and could do more; an important point, considering Judge has said his priority is to play for a winning team. The Yankees, who won 99 games last year, are related to lefty Carlos Rodón, outfielder Andrew Benintendi and Bran Den Nemo with Japanese outfielder Masataka Yoshida.
“You represent Luo Dong and Nemo “It’s kind of like a swimming pool to describe free agency,” said agent Scott Boras. “You have infinity pools, lap pools, kind of like lazy river pools, and then you have inflatable pools. I’d say the Yankees are definitely looking for great players in the infinity pool. There’s s certainly no Shallow Hal in New York. “
“We kind of said, hey, let’s put this between us,” Judge told the magazine. “After the numbers came out I’m a little upset. I understand that this is a negotiating tactic. put pressure on me. Turn the fans against me, turn the media against me. I don’t like that part. “
“I know he was a little disappointed about it,” Boone said. “We talked for a long time that night. I don’t think it’s a tactic or anything like that. We know it’s constantly being speculated. We kind of want to face that. I don’t think that’s a factor in anything happening. “