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Aaron Judge Rumors: New York Insider Gives Update on Dodgers Target

Aaron Judge, coming off a 62-homer season that saw him set the AL record for home runs, win the MVP Award, and come within five batting average points of winning the Triple Crown, is the biggest name on the free-agent market this offseason. The Dodgers are one of many teams in need of an outfielder who are at least nominally in on Judge.

According to MLB insider Jon Heyman on the radio in Chicago on Tuesday, the end result of Judge’s free agency might be the same team he’s been playing with his entire career.

“I know the Yankees are very, feeling pretty confident. They made a big offer — what they claim was a big offer — I think it was $300 million or more. So he’s going to get over 300, and, you know, they don’t want to be outbid, they realize that they need him … He is their star they really need to keep him.”

Where it gets interesting is we’ve now heard both the Yankees and the Giants won’t be outbid. Unless the two teams plan to work out some sort of custody-sharing agreement, it seems like at least one of them will end up being outbid. The question is how far into this game of chicken the get before one side blinks.

The Mets have said they won’t get into a bidding war with the Yankees, and the Dodgers definitely don’t seem likely to get involved in that. So it’s probably coming down to the Yankees and Giants, and the big winner is going to be Judge (and his agent).

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.


  1. Judge was never going to LA, Correa wasn’t either. Dodgers want contracts that end by the players mid 30’s. That doesn’t get these guys to the number they want to hear.

  2. Sign De Grom and hope he don’t break. Re-sign Trey (not gonna happen), sign Benetendi and bring back JTurn. Need as much contact as we can get.

    1. DeGromm?! …..yeah, LA is really low on High prices injury prone players that also flop in the playoffs right now. Bring back Belli, sign JV to a 5 year deal- that way r boys won’t have to play more than 3 games every postseason, and can kick back in Margheritaville all summer. Cuz u know….” It’s 5:00 somewhere…”

  3. Please give Judge whatever he wants Friedman! If you don’t, you will regret it for the rest of your life.

  4. Judge is not going to repeat
    He’s also strike out prone
    There are better oprtions at a much lower price
    Leave some money to sign the Japanese pitcher

  5. They are being smart about it. Soto and Othani free agents next year. That’s who they are waiting for.

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