Report: Yankees Have Offered Aaron Judge Eight-Year Deal

Report: Yankees Have Offered Aaron Judge Eight-Year Deal

With the MLB winter meetings set to begin on Sunday, the Yankees are hoping to secure star outfielder Aaron Judge to a new deal sooner rather than later as other contenders jockey for the 2022 American League MVP.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Wednesday that the Yankees have offered Judge a deal in the realm of eight years and $300 million. New York could potentially increase their offer depending on how competitive they are for the four-time All-Star. The current offer would pay Judge an average of approximately $37.5 million per season. Judge previously rejected a seven-year contract extension from the Yankees worth $30.5 million per year.

The Yankees offer a seven-year extension to Judge’s contract. The Giants and Dodgers also offer the opportunity to spend. Passan says Judge will be able to record a record-breaking contract, which will surpass the average yearly salary of a position player. That distinction currently belongs to Mike Trout at $35.5 million.

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The 30-year-old met with the Giants on Nov. 21 in San Francisco, making a stop at Oracle Park as well as texting with Warriors star Stephen Curry about the potential of playing in the Bay Area. Judge spoke with Curry after previously receiving the blessing of Barry Bonds, a former Giants slugger. Bonds said that Judge would love to see him in a Giants uniform next year.

The Giants-Judge connection centers around the Yankees star having grown up in Linden Calif., less than 100 miles from San Francisco.

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