on the other hand, Giants and Dodgers appear to be the biggest threats to leaving superstar Aaron Judgeboth pose potential complications in the pursuit against the Yankees, who hold the judges’ edge in legacy, ballpark, and familiarity.
The Giants are clearly working hard and are said to be “overjoyed.” In a visit with the judge this week, but the idea that they would have an advantage as his “hometown” team seems questionable. He’s from Linden, California, two hours and a lifestyle away. (Judge currently resides in Tampa, Yankees territory.)
The Giants have tried before for a big power star, but fell short of Bryce Harper and were turned down by judge friend Giancarlo Stanton. They may have learned from Harper’s try, but they were slow and low.
The Dodgers have their sights set on judges and top shortstops, cutting $100 million from salaries so far (Tyler Anderson, Andrew Heaney, David Price, Craig Kimbrel, Cody Bellinger, Joey Gallo, Trea Turner, Justin Turner). They seem interested in cutting his $290 million labor costs, and could use a short stop.
Some people think Gavin Lux doesn’t mind filling that need in-house, they look at Judge, but they’re focused on value even in the flashiest of times. Mookie Betts at about $290 million ($365 million deferred deal value) and Freddie Freeman at $150 million ($162 million contract value) is his highest management deal of recent times. is one. Judge doesn’t look like it’s going to be a worthwhile play from a historic season, at least not when he’s signed a deal.