It's Hard To Put A Price Tag on Love--But The Yankees Will Have To If They Want To Keep Aaron Judge

It's Hard To Put A Price Tag on Love--But The Yankees Will Have To If They Want To Keep Aaron Judge
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Frank Weber
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Frank Weber
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August 26th 2022 - 08:24 AM

We’ve reached the quarter-point of the MLB season, so what better time to revisit the Aaron Judge contract debacle than right now? In 42 games, Judge has battered 17 home runs and knocked in 34 RBIs, all while hitting .313 and slugging .688. His 1.071 OPS is just the cherry on top of the sundae, which is aptly named “Why I’m worth more than $230 million.” And the cherry on TOP of the cherry? The Yankees have the best record in baseball.

When news first broke of Judge’s rejection of the Yankees offer, fans were upset–rightly so. Judge is a Yankee through and through, so how could he not accept (what was still an insane amount of money) to see out his career in the Bronx? Well, Judge thought he was worth more–and he’s doing everything he can to prove that.

If you want to bet on Aaron Judges' success, you can do so at any of the New Jersey Online Gambling sites. DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the Yankees at +550 to win the World Series, which is behind only the LA Dodgers, who currently sit at +425.

If Judge can stay healthy, he will certainly be in the mix for the AL MVP, which would be the first of his career. An accolade like that would surely help his contract extension case, but what would almost cement it would be a World Series ring. Judge wants to become the highest-paid outfielder in the game, and seeing as how Yankees Stadium already has a section named after him, the Yankees don’t want to let him walk. So, it might be time for the Yankees' front office to put their wallet where their mouth is.

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