A new report claims Aaron Judge received a massive last-minute offer from a contending team on the west coast this winter but instead chose to return to the New York Yankees for far less guaranteed money.
Without a doubt, Aaron Judge was the biggest player available on the MLB free agent market this winter. And that is saying something since this class was one of the most star-studded in history. However, rarely does an American League MVP become available with prime years ahead of him.
Unsurprisingly, many teams were interested in Judge’s services, but few truly had a chance to land the 30-year-old superstar. Before he decided to re-sign with the New York Yankees for nine years and $360 million — and got the highest average annual value ever for a position player — the San Francisco Giants were seen as the other main contender for Judge in free agency.