Major Legue Baseball star slugger Aaron Judge is just coming off of a record-breaking season with the New York Yankees and set to hit the free agency market this offseason. Judge has spent his entire career with the Yankees up to this point and fans would obviously welcome him back, but with the Yankees seemingly concerned about their chances of re-signing Judge, other teams are entering the conversation – including the San Francisco Giants.
When asked about the team’s plan during free agency this year, San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi got pretty candid about the Giants’ options this offseason.
Farhan Zaidi: “From a financial standpoint nobody is out of our capability … it’s about mutual interest and how we put together the best possible team.”
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) November 9, 2022
“From a financial standpoint nobody is out of our capability … it’s about mutual interest and how we put together the best possible team,” Zaidi said, according to San Francisco Giants reporter Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports.
While the comments aren’t explicitly about Aaron Judge, the MLB world was reading between the lines and had plenty to say about the possibility of the Giants signing the star slugger.
A good start to the “best possible team” might be to add the guy who just set the AL record for HRs in a season https://t.co/owRHhJkUBa
— Joey (@joeymailloux) November 10, 2022
Farhan's gotta do it.
Job on the line here.
It is Judge or bust… https://t.co/EFu7181Noj
— some sharks fan (@laniccal) November 10, 2022
— KK (@KKtres) November 10, 2022
These words create expectation, hopefully they’re met. https://t.co/juW1aWIluc
— Steven Leandres (@sleandres) November 10, 2022
My wish list: #1 Judge or Trout 🤘🏻 #2 Rodon #3 Bogaerts (2B) #4 Webb (avoid arbitration and 5+ year deal) #5 Bullpen studs https://t.co/2DPUIbXbOZ
— Curt Konrad (@CurtKonrad) November 10, 2022
— Not Hoodie Maybin (Clarke Schmidt Fan) (@HoodieMaybin) November 9, 2022
Obviously, Judge has a big decision to make this offseason, but it sure seems like the San Francisco Ginats are willing to pay what might be necessary to add him to their roster.