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RUMOR: The inevitable contract awaiting Aaron Judge in free agency, revealed

The 2022 MLB Free Agency class is absolutely stacked with top-notch talent, but there is one name that sits at the top of the list: Aaron Judge. The slugger is reportedly deciding between either returning to the New York Yankees or taking his talents West to the San Francisco Giants. While it’s well-known that Judge […] The post RUMOR: The inevitable contract awaiting Aaron Judge in free agency, revealed appeared first on ClutchPoints.
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Latest Aaron Judge update proves Yankees offer wasn’t good enough

The New York Yankees rightfully want to re-sign slugger Aaron Judge, but the latest update proves they’re going to have to do more to keep him. The Yankees will possibly lose their star Aaron Judge this offseason as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required) shared that Judge’s contract will likely be for nine years. The exact offer the Yankees put out to Judge is unknown, but it was reportedly “in the neighborhood of eight years and $300 million.”
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MLB insider makes huge Aaron Judge contract prediction

An MLB insider made a big free agency prediction about Aaron Judge on Saturday. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and The Athletic believes the slugger will get a ninth year in his contract. Rosenthal tweeted his latest on Judge, and the report’s headline tells it all. It wrote, “Aaron Judge’s contract likely to be for Read more... The post MLB insider makes huge Aaron Judge contract prediction appeared first on The Comeback: Today’s Top Sports Stories & Reactions.

Yankees looking to move 2 big contracts off the roster to free up salary space

Two bloated contracts might hold up the New York Yankees‘ aggressiveness in free agency on the roster that general manager Brian Cashman is looking to move. While Cashman doesn’t seem keen on spending before figuring out Aaron Judge’s contract extension, he may have no choice as the market expects to develop quickly over the next few days.

Aaron Judge’s new Instagram bio has Giants fans buzzing

The San Francisco Giants are duking it out with the New York Yankees for free agent Aaron Judge. Did Judge leave a hint on his social media?. Fans and the media often put too much emphasis on social media posts, stories and bios. Aaron Judge’s free agency is no different, as fans made the mistake of assuming the star slugger unfollowed the Yankees on Instagram.

Watch: Dodgers Free Agent Cody Bellinger Works Out At Oklahoma State With Jackson & Matt Holliday

After an MVP campaign in 2019 where he hit .305/.406/.629 with 47 home runs, Cody Bellinger has been unable to replicate his success at the plate. The two-time All-Star has batted just .203/.272/.376 with 46 doubles, 41 home runs and 134 RBI over 295 games since being recognized as the National League’s top player. Bellinger did slightly bounce back from the worst season of his career in 2021, but he was still far below league-average.

Yankees Free Agency Buzz: Starting pitching market heating up, Rodon interest is real

The New York Yankees need to be moving fast as the free agent market begins to heat up during the winter meetings. Waiting on Aaron Judge to figure out his future is not a sustainable strategy, especially if the team plans to continue adding pieces after his extension. With that being said, they need to be considering starting pitchers heavily at the moment, especially after Jacob deGrom signed a five-year, $185-million deal with the Texas Rangers on Friday.

DeGrom's deal with Rangers could be worth $222M for 6 years

Jacob deGrom’s $185 million, five-year contract with Texas includes a pair of conditional options, one that protects the Rangers against an arm injury and another that would make the deal worth $222 million over six seasons if he is remains a top pitcher at the end of 2027. The deal agreed to Friday with the two-time Cy Young Award winner includes salaries of $30 million next year, $40 million each in 2024 and ’25, $38 million in 2026 and $37 million in 2027. DeGrom’s $37 million average annual salary is second among pitchers behind $43.3 million for former New York Mets teammate Max Scherzer, topping Gerrit Cole’s $36 million with the New York Yankees as part of $324 million, nine-year contract. Texas has a conditional option for 2028 that would be triggered if from 2023-26 deGrom has Tommy John surgery on his right elbow or has any right elbow or shoulder injury that causes him to be on the injured list for any period of 130 consecutive days during any season or 186 days in a row during any service period.

Pirates don't plan to move Reynolds despite 'disappointing' trade request

Outfielder Bryan Reynolds requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates, a team spokesperson confirmed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Jason Mackey. It's unclear why Reynolds asked to be moved, according to Mackey. The Pirates, however, don't intend to deal him away. The spokesperson labeled the news "disappointing" but said it has...
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Report: Winning Judge bid 'likely' to be nine-year contract

If the Giants want to sign Aaron Judge, they reportedly could need to commit to nearly a decade of the AL MVP wearing the Orange and Black. It’s “increasingly likely” that the winning bid in the Judge free-agency sweepstakes will be for nine guaranteed years, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday, citing sources involved in the negotiations.

Orioles looking to trump Yankees, Giants in race for Carlos Rodon

MLB free agency is well underway, with the first major move getting made on Friday night when Jacob deGrom surprisingly decided to depart the New York Mets in favor of the Texas Rangers. With deGrom off the board, that will force more teams to focus on Carlos Rodon. One such team could be the Baltimore […] The post Orioles looking to trump Yankees, Giants in race for Carlos Rodon appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Report: Mets, Rangers among many teams eyeing Taillon

The New York Mets and Texas Rangers are set to fight over another free-agent pitcher after the latter landed Jacob deGrom on Friday. Both clubs are among many teams interested in right-hander Jameson Taillon, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network. New York's rotation needs significant work following the departures of...

Diamondbacks and RHP Miguel Castro reach $3.5M 1-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks signed hard-throwing reliever Miguel Castro to a $3.5 million, one-year contract that could be worth $9.5 million over two seasons. Castro, who turns 28 this month, has already spent eight years in the big leagues, most recently with the New York Yankees. He was 5-0 with a 4.03 ERA in 34 appearances last season. The 6-foot-7 right-hander has averaged more than a strikeout per inning over the past three seasons. The bullpen was a weak spot for Arizona this year and general manager Mike Hazen said upgrading that area — particularly with power arms — was a priority. Castro has a $3.5 million salary for next season, and the deal announced Friday includes a $5 million option for 2024 that would become guaranteed if he has 60 appearances as a pitcher next season and passes an end-of-season physical.