Yankees won't say if they're talking with Aaron Judge regarding signing him as a free agent: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...ut-aaron-judge

Judge not only had 62 HR, but also hit .311 and managed a .425 OBP. Amazingly, it's not even clear if he will win the MVP, as Shohei Ohtani is also contending for the award, given his stellar two-way season.

While Judge had one of the best offensive seasons of all time, signing him long term to a monster contract carries a little risk. He was injured in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and played only about 60% of the time over that stretch. He was healthy in 2021 and 2022, but as he ages, this becomes a concern.

And his age is the second thing. He's going to be 31 a few weeks into the 2023 season. Will the Aaron Judge of 2028 be like the one we saw in 2022? Probably not. Will the Aaron Judge of 2031 even be viable as a Major League player? Possibly not. Giving him any more than 6 years is probably a big mistake, unless the extra years are cooked into the contract as throwaway years, where you're essentially deferring money.

Right now it is projected that he'll get something like a $300 million deal, which is insane given that these will be his age 31+ years, and he's not a pitcher.

The Dodgers and Giants are considered the two frontrunners for him, especially if Trea Turner (who seems to prefer the east coast) goes elsewhere. The Giants want to get back to respectability after a disappointing failseason following their 107-win campaign in 2021.