Aaron Judge is your 2022 American League MVP.
After hitting 62 home runs and passing Roger Maris on the all-time list, the New York Yankees slugger earned his first-ever AL MVP award after coming up short in 2017.
After the veteran slugger and top free agent was announced as the winner of the award, the Yankees made sure to congratulate him on his achievement.
General manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone released statements on behalf of the organization, congratulating him on winning the award, while expressing their desire to see the judge back in a Yankees uniform on Opening Day. in 2023.
The statements can be found in the tweet below.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone congratulate Aaron Judge, and yes, they really want him back pic.twitter.com/dkHsXrDhWk
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 18, 2022
Yankees praise judge for MVP
The market is starting to heat up.
Judge is going to have suitors swarming him for at least the next few weeks.
After hitting .311 with 62 homers and 131 RBI, Judge is poised to take a big payday in his next contract, wherever he is.
The Yankees and their fans certainly hope it’s with them.
But Judge is from the Bay Area and could potentially be courted by the San Francisco Giants if he wants to play closer to home.
Even if he leaves, the Yankees organization will always hold Judge in high regard for what he was able to do with the team.
When he burst onto the scene in 2017, he helped bring the Yankees back to prominence after missing three of the previous four playoff series.
But until the judge signs off, we won’t know anything more.