An MLB insider made a big free agency prediction about Aaron Judge on Saturday.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and The Athletic believes the slugger will get a ninth year in his contract.
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Rosenthal reported, “The way the free-agent market for Aaron Judge is developing, it appears increasingly likely the winning bid will be for nine guaranteed years, sources involved in the negotiations say.”
So, it looks like the team who will give Judge that added year of commitment will ultimately land the 2022 AL MVP. A nine-year deal would take it up until 2032, when Judge would be 39 years old. That’s a long, long commitment. But a player of Judge’s caliber doesn’t come around every so often. So teams will have to ask if they want to make that choice or not. But if Rosenthal is right, and he’s among the most credible there is, someone is going to give Judge what he wants.