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Dodgers News: MLB Insider Believes LA Is Very Likely To Pick Up Aaron Judge This Offseason

There are many big names in this year’s free agency market; however, none are quite bigger than New York Yankees superstar Aaron Judge.

Judge is the biggest fish in the pond and is expected to get a huge contract; the only question is, “who will he sign with?”

The Athletic MLB writer Jim Bowden listed five potential landing spots for the 6’7 outfielder, and the LA Dodgers come in at number two on the list; Bowden writes

“However, Judge is the type of player they [Dodgers] would be willing to go to eight years for, like they were with Betts, who signed a 12-year, $365 million extension in 2020. They are a real threat to offer a deal that could persuade Judge to leave the Yankees.”

The 30-year-old came off arguably the best single season in MLB history. Judge slashed .311/.425/.686 with an AL record of 62 home runs.

LA typically goes for short-term deals, but with a talent like Judge, they’re also willing to pay the piper regardless of his age.

The Dodgers could potentially have a ton of money coming off the picks depending on what happens with Trea Turner, Cody Bellinger, and Justin Turner, whose club option was declined a couple of days ago.

Whenever you have the chance to get a generational talent like Judge, you must go for it. Betts and Judge play the same position, but Betts could always be moved to center field or moved to the infield at second base. Betts is versatile and athletic enough to play anywhere on the field.

You could never have too much talent, and the Dodgers will try to assemble the greatest team ever to hit the diamond.

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  1. To Jim Bowden…
    Stop the flapping of your gums!
    Judge will most likely return to the Yankees, as they are not going to let him walk that easily. Bedides, more pressing needs are a priority:
    Pitching
    SS.

  2. For goodness sakes, Bowden first insisted the Dodgers were going to sign Harper Then he pretty much guaranteed the Dodgers were going to sign Cole. Whatever he knows about other clubs, he has been almost universally wrong about the Dodgers. Quit giving his projections about LA any credence. Please.

  3. Judge will shop around and bring his best offer back to the Yankees to beat. And they will. The only question is how much the Yankees have to pay and for how long.

  4. We need pitching. Walker Buehler Coming back til June or so. We have Julio Urias ,
    Clayton Kershaw Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin. Not convince on Anderson and Andrew Heaney

  5. Yes, Bowden is the worst MLB writer to work for the Athletic. I’ve never believed his articles as they are full of it. He just uses the Dodgers for stories when superstars are available, which is so obvious to write as fake news,……a lazy man’s way to work.

  6. I agree with all the comments about Bowden but the sports writers are paid to splash ink on paper. That’s how they “earn” their pay — much like political writers.

  7. I’ll believe an 8 year contract for Judge with the Dodgers when I see it. At eight years you’re buying a DH in the later years.

  8. What does it matter who the dodgers sign they will still have a manger who blws all the importnat games.. look at his record

    • That’s the most honest ,best comment yet, they will always choke in the end with DA Dave leading/over managing them, trying to prove he’s some kind of super power manager, his success is in the players abilities not what he does, imagine how many games would of been won if he hadn’t done some crazy AS, also if he would of Benched Kimbrel

  9. Roberts must go. A starting pitcher is first priority. Lux can play shortstop. Try to get under the cap. Then sign Ohtani after 2023 season. 9 of the 13 position players are decided: Smith, Barnes, Freeman, Muncy, Lux, Vargas, CT3, Betts, Thompson. Of the 4 remaining spots, choose from: Edwin Rios, Outman, Michael Busch, Kevin Pillar, Jason Martin from Oklahoma City, some guys we don’t even know exist. This group costs $60 million less than 2022 group of position players. (Trea, Justin Turner, Bellinger, Gallo).

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