Ever since the New York Yankees’ season ended in an American League Championship Series sweep at the hands of the Houston Astros, reports of all types have surfaced about Aaron Judge’s situation.
A reminder: Judge is now free to sign with any team after reaching free agency after the World Series.
There have been rumors of Judge’s displeasure after being booed by Yankees fans after his dismal playoff run (.490 OPS).
Other reports indicate that the San Francisco Giants are ready to go all-in on their homegrown star.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are also reportedly monitoring the situation, and the New York Mets could also be involved at some point.
Several Astros players were also shocked by fans who booed Judge, while reporters question his true intentions after what happened in the regular season and playoffs.
Randy Wilkins, the director of the documentary “The Captain” and well-known filmmaker, can’t wait for the rumors to stop.
The rumors won’t stop
“There are going to be ten billion rumors about Aaron Judge until he signs and each one will be boring,” he tweeted.
There will be ten billion rumors about Aaron Judge until he signs, and each one will be boring.
—Randy Wilkins (@pamsson) October 28, 2022
He’s right: until he puts pen to paper on his new long-term contract, everyone will be speculating about his future as teams feel they have a chance.
He seems to be exploring all options, so even if the Yankees lead the race, it’s definitely not a lock he’s staying.
He put up some good enough numbers to land one of the biggest contracts in MLB history, maybe even over $310 or $320 million.
With 62 homers, he broke Roger Maris’ American League record while batting a solid .311/.425/.686 with 133 runs and 131 RBIs.
He is the main contender to win the AL MVP award.
Where will he play?
Nobody knows, probably not him.