Slugger Aaron Judge, who broke Roger Maris’ American League record for the most home runs in a season with 62, has reportedly signed a massive 9-year, $360 million deal to stay with the New York Yankees.
MLB Network Insider Jon Morosi reported earlier today that sources indicated to him that “Aaron Judge is in agreement with the Yankees.”
He further noted, “Indications are Aaron Judge turned down higher offers elsewhere because hew anted to remain a Yankee. The all-time AL Home Run King is staying in the Bronx.”
The official MLB Twitter page would claim that Judge signed a 9-year deal.
The Athletic reports the deal is worth $360 million.
Judge is a four time All-Star and was the American League MVP this past season. He’s also a two-time All-MLB First Team player. He also earned the the Silver Slugger Award in 2017, 2021, and 2022.
In 2022, not only did he surpass Roger Maris’ home run record with 62, but he also led the league alongside the New York Mets’ Pete Alonso in RBIs with 131. He also led the league with 133 runs and 391 total bases. His slugging percentage topped the league as well at .686. He also led the way in on base percentage at .425.
He had the second most walks with 111. Juan Soto led the league with 135. His batting average was fifth best in the league at .311.
Despite all his accolades, one thing that Judge does not have is a World Series championship. He begins the quest for one in the 2023 season with the Yankees as they face off against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, March 1st.
What do you make of Judge’s reported 9-year $360 million deal?