AARON JUDGE is enjoying the best season of his MLB career.
The Yankees right fielder, 30, has rushed 61 home runs and currently ties Roger Maris’ American League record.
Judge’s contract in the Bronx expires at the end of this campaign and he has yet to commit to a new Yankees contract.
The 6ft 7 superstar teased fans Tuesday as he arrived at a game wearing a hooded sweatshirt that read “New York or Nowhere.”
But his destination is far from certain as other organizations are reportedly lining up to offer the thug huge cash.
Judge has quickly become one of MLB’s most marketable stars, and he’s expected to receive a huge raise wherever he lands.
And a poll of 14 MLB insiders for ESPN found pundits believe the San Francisco Giants have a strong shot at landing the California-born outfielder.
ESPN’s report read, “Of the nine respondents projecting a Team Judge, four said he will stay with the Yankees, two have let him go to the Mets, two said the Giants, and one said the Giants or Dodgers.”
The Yankees offered Judge $213.5 million last season, but his value has skyrocketed since then.
According to ESPN research, a contract worth around $320 million should be enough to sign the superstar long-term.
The most lucrative deal in MLB history was a 12-year, $426.5 million contract signed by Mike Trout in March 2019.
Judge grew up in Northern California and was a childhood Giants fan.
He was drafted by the Yankees in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft and has since been a four-time All-Star.
Most of the insiders polled believed Judge New York would remain loyal.
And team owner Hal Steinbrenner hopes an agreement can be reached between the two parties.
Back in July, Steinbrenner said: “He’s a great leader.
“Obviously he’s put in an extremely good performance this year, which we’re all excited about.
“So, look, every great Yankee, yeah, it’s something we’re going to look at seriously and talk about.
“It means a lot to the organization. No one will dispute that.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6330106/aaron-judge-giants-free-agency-mlb/ Yankees superstar Aaron Judge is “on his way to the Giants” if he hits the free hand, according to MLB insiders