Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has indicated that he is willing to make a strong offer in order to keep Aaron Judge in New York.
“It’s yet to be determined what the gold — how much it weighs — but it’s a pot of gold, no doubt about it. So good for him. It was already a big pot and, obviously, it’ll be bigger.”
Aaron Judge recently completed the best regular season campaign of his career. In 157 games, Judge accounted for 133 runs, 131 RBIs and a .311 batting average. Above all else, he broke the American League’s single-season home run record with 62 home runs. With his potential value at an all-time high, Judge plans to explore his options during the off-season.
“I’ve been vocal about I want to be a Yankee for life,” Aaron Judge said, per ESPN.
“I want to bring a championship back to New York. I want to do it for the fans here. They’re family. This is home for me, and not getting that done right now, it stinks. At the end of the year, I’m a free agent. I can talk to 30 teams and the Yankees will be one of those 30 teams.”
In the meantime, Judge, Cashman and the Yankees will turn their attention toward the Cleveland Guardians. New York will begin their postseason campaign on October 11 against Cleveland at 7:37 p.m. EST in the Bronx.