Aaron Judge rumors: Dodgers and Giants in trouble?

Following a successful competitive season in which he won the AL MVP award after breaking the league’s single-season home run record. Now that Aaron Judge is a free agent, Yankees fans are concerned that he will sign elsewhere.

Aaron Judge’s future is still uncertain

Aaron Judge rumors
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Judge has recently met with the San Francisco Giants, as is well known. The Giants are “elated,” according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, after meeting with the star outfielder.

This latest update on Aaron Judge’s visit with the San Francisco Giants will irritate New York Yankees fans.

Aaron Judge is, understandably, the top free agent available this MLB offseason. After breaking the league’s single-season home run record with the New York Yankees, he was named AL MVP.

Now that he is a free agent, Yankees fans are concerned that he will sign elsewhere.

While this may appear to be bad news for Yankees fans, there are reasons to be optimistic.

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner has stated that he met with Judge following the season and that he intends to do “everything” he can to keep him with the team. However, his words may be put to the test if a team, whether the Giants, Dodgers, or someone else, offers him a massive contract.

While the meeting with the Giants may frighten Yankees fans, they can still be optimistic about the team’s chances of re-signing Judge.

Yankees have an advantage over Giants and Dodgers

While Heyman stated that the Giants were pleased with their meeting with Judge, he did deliver some bad news to the NL West team and their rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Heyman stated that both teams’ pursuit of Judge against the Yankees is complicated, citing that they “hold edges for Judge in legacy, ballpark, and familiarity.”

Heyman mentioned the Giants’ home park, which ranks in the bottom third in terms of home runs.

Heyman went on to say that the Dodgers are looking to reduce their $290 million payroll, and that they need a shortstop because Trea Turner is expected to command a high salary in free agency.