“Are you telling me that Aaron Judge may not be a Yankee after this year?”pic.twitter.com/uYDL2ATDYu— Starting 9 (@Starting9) July 19, 2022
For everything that’s going good for New York Yankees fans this season, this clip puts a damper on the future of Aaron Judge and the Yankees.
Vegas Insider gives Judge (+140) the second-best odds to win American League MVP this season, behind Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani. Judge currently leads the AL in home runs (33) and runs scored (74) and is a major reason New York has the best record in baseball at 64-28.
Judge rejected a seven-year, $213.5 million extension before the start of the season. The $30.5 million average salary wouldn’t place him in the top 10 players in the league. The 6-foot-7 right fielder is making $19 million this season before he becomes an unrestricted free agent next season.
Aaron Judge couldn’t even tell little Jacob on national television that he has nothing to worry about, instead referring to all the “great Yankees on this team that will be here for a long time.”
Judge expressed his interest to stay in New York in the past, but this doesn’t reinforce that idea at all. He may ultimately re-sign with the Yankees, but it’s obviously not a sure thing.