Major League Baseball's free agent frenzy has begun and while small deals have been made here and there, any major movement will wait until the big domino falls. That move, of course, will be where Aaron Judge decides to sign. Don't expect any big moves until Judge's contract sets the market.
Judge is coming off an incredible season. He set the American League record for home runs with 62, hit .311 and led all of baseball in RBIs (131), on-base percentage (.425), slugging (.686), OPS (1.111) and fWAR (11.4). The 30-year-old four-time All-Star is about to add an AL MVP to his resume and is poised to sign a monster contract.
The New York Yankees want to re-sign Judge. We all know that. But they also spent the better part of the last two seasons disrespecting him with lowball offers. He threw it back in their faces by having the greatest contract year in sports history.