With plenty of moves left to be made, the Dodgers are still in on the Aaron Judge sweepstakes. Cody Bellinger’s departure and the Dodgers opening up over $100 million in there books sets the stage for a possible courtship of Judge, but an insider believes Judge had already received an offer.
Judge ended the 2022 season alone at the top as he amassed 62 home runs and set a new AL record. The bet Judge took on himself is surely set to pay off and many believe he will make over $300 million thanks to his efforts.
The way to get there would have to be another massive 10+ year contract, and reports believe that the Dodgers offered Judge around $214 million. This may mean Judge would earn more money annually than if he were to try to sign a massive contract, but it’s still well short of what he’s expected to make.
According to @carmonaTV, the #Dodgers offered a US$214 million contract to Aaron Judge, which was rejected by the player. Judge is meeting with the San Francisco Giants. The Yankees are still waiting for him. https://t.co/YIfflX2Kdg
— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) November 22, 2022
This opens the door for Judge to meet with the Giants while also giving the Yankees a number to work with. It’s clear Judge knows his worth and won’t let a reported low-ball offer detour him from his ultimate goal.
Of course, this remains a speculation and the Dodgers could very well end up offering much more money. The Dodgers face a glaring need in the outfield and bringing in Judge can help alleviate some of the losses they are facing.
Aaron Judge is in San Francisco ? pic.twitter.com/ACxehPD5ub
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) November 22, 2022
Will Judge ultimately choose to sign with an NL West rival or will the Dodgers manage to make an offer enticing enough for the star outfielder? There’s plenty of time to ponder and the world awaits to see what the Dodgers will choose to prioritize moving forward.
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