Sport: Report: Yankees have made new offer to Aaron Judge

Yankees, Mets non-tender candidates ahead of Friday’s deadline

  Yankees, Mets non-tender candidates ahead of Friday’s deadline Welcome to deadline day. More than 250 MLB players eligible for arbitration must be tendered contracts by 8 p.m. ET Friday. Otherwise they become free agents. BUY MLB TICKETS: STUBHUB, VIVID SEATS, TICKETSMARTER, TICKETMASTER With that in mind, MLB.com identified some of the top potential non-tender candidates. From the New York Yankees, the list includes shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who fell out of favor during the playoffs and faces a wave of middle-infield prospects gunning for his job, including Anthony Volpe, Oswald Peraza and Oswaldo Cabrera. According to MLB.com, “Kiner-Falefa is projected to earn $6.25 million in his third of four arbitration years.

Aaron Judge. © Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Aaron Judge.

Aaron Judge entered free agency on the heels of the best platform year we’ve seen in decades, having proven the decision to turn down the Yankees’ seven-year, $213.5M extension offer back in Spring Training to be a wildly successful bet on himself. Judge, who naturally declined a qualifying offer last week, is now free to field interest from teams throughout the league, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and owner Hal Steinbrenner both voiced hope of getting a deal done and keeping Judge in the Bronx long term.

Cashman confirmed to reporters last night that the team has already made a new offer to Judge, stating that because Judge’s free agency is playing out “in real time… we’re certainly not going to mess around.”

Yankees give notable update on Aaron Judge contract talks

  Yankees give notable update on Aaron Judge contract talks Aaron Judge was officially named AL MVP on Thursday, as was widely expected. That added some extra pressure for the New York Yankees, who are trying to keep the star outfielder from departing as a free agent. © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports New York Yankees are looking to re-sign right fielder Aaron Judge (99). Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed Thursday that the Yankees have made an updated contract offer to Judge. Cashman added that there is a sense of urgency on the team’s part to put its best offer forward.

Steinbrenner backed Cashman’s sentiment, stating that he’s met with Judge multiple times since the season ended and “absolutely conveyed” that he wants him “to be a Yankee for the rest of his life," via Newsday’s David Lennon.

Naturally, because Judge is an active free agent, Cashman didn’t disclose the terms of any new offer(s) — as opposed to his surprisingly candid Spring Training press conference, wherein he publicly announced the financial details of the Yankees’ final extension offer to Judge.

Judge is widely expected to top that spring extension offer handsomely, perhaps establishing a new average annual value record for position players and/or a new free-agent contract record in the process. At present, no position player has topped the $36M AAV on Mike Trout’s 10-year, $360M extension with the Angels (though Max Scherzer’s $43.33M AAV is the overall record among big leaguers). Bryce Harper’s $330M contract is the largest ever signed in free agency (though not the largest contract ever, as there have been a handful of extensions promising larger total sums).

MLB reaches decision in Yankees-Mets Aaron Judge collusion investigation

  MLB reaches decision in Yankees-Mets Aaron Judge collusion investigation So much for that. The New York Post reports Major League Baseball has concluded its investigation of the allegation the New York Yankees and New York Mets may have colluded with to limit the free agency market of outfielder Aaron Judge. And MLB reports there’s nothing to see here. MLB reviewed communications between the teams in reaching its conclusion there wasn’t collusion. MLB has The New York Post reports Major League Baseball has concluded its investigation of the allegation the New York Yankees and New York Mets may have colluded with to limit the free agency market of outfielder Aaron Judge.

Steinbrenner went on to note that he’s made clear to Judge that there’s ample payroll space to not only re-sign the recently crowned AL MVP but also make further additions to supplement the roster (via Lennon).

Even without Judge, the Yankees are projected for a bottom-line payroll north of $206M, per Roster Resource, and a luxury-tax bill that’s already at nearly $223M. Judge alone would push the Yankees into the second tier of luxury penalization, and any subsequent moves of note would then likely push the team into the third or possibly even newly created fourth tier of luxury penalties. Of course, those figures assume that the Yankees will tender contracts to and subsequently keep all 14 of their arbitration-eligible players, which seems unlikely. At least some of that group figures to be non-tendered before tonight’s 8 p.m. ET deadline or tendered but subsequently traded, which would obviously alter the calculus.

Odds of Yankees re-signing Aaron Judge keep ticking up | Klapisch

  Odds of Yankees re-signing Aaron Judge keep ticking up | Klapisch For those of you who belong to the Steinbrenner Must Sell army and have co-membership in the Cashman Must Go club, you might want to consider a brief truce. Step back, exhale slowly and accept the possibility that the Yankees’ front office has an effective ground game with free agent Aaron Judge. As a matter of fact, it was a good week for both owner and GM. Hal Steinbrenner has already had a heart-to-heart with Judge and walked away convinced the slugger wants to be a Yankee. The vibe grew even stronger on Thursday when Brian Cashman revealed the club has delivered a concrete offer. It’s sitting on Judge’s desk, awaiting his signature.

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Yankees’ Hal Steinbrenner hints at possible Aaron Judge negotiation ploy .
Aaron Judge is going to get paid. It’s just a matter of how much and by whom. But Hal Steinbrenner can offer Judge something that no one else can put on the table. And it’s something that could be considered priceless: captain of the New York Yankees. BUY YANKEES TICKETS: STUBHUB, VIVID SEATS, TICKETSMARTER, TICKETMASTER During a Hot Stove conversation with YES Network’s Meredith Marakovits, Steinbrenner was asked if making Judge the next Yankees captain could be part of his sales pitch. “That is something we would consider,” Steinbrenner said. But Yankees announcer Michael Kay said Monday that will only go so far.

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