After it was known that New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge did not sign an extension with the club before his self-imposed deadline of Opening Day, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters before Friday’s Boston Red Sox win became the Bronx. Bombers were there. offer Evaluate a deal that will pay him between $17 million and $21 million for this season and will then be worth $30.5 million annually for another seven years.
Triple All-Star speak In many cases, he does not want to negotiate before Opening Day and will instead play under the arbitration agreement a year before he can. press free agent after the season. Cashman appeared on New York’s WFAN network Monday afternoon and suggested negotiations with Judge would have to wait until at least the fall months:
However, Cashman added that he’s open to continuing conversations with Judge’s camp throughout the spring and, if needed, into the summer:
Judge, who turns 30 on April 26, seems comfortable betting on himself throughout the ongoing campaign as Opening Day is in the rearview mirror.
“Every day is a gamble,” Judge said on Friday about not signing a pre-season extension, according to Buster Olney by ESPN. “Steping out of your house is a gamble. …But I don’t mind freelancing. It is what it is, and I have a job to focus on.”
As noted by ESPN Statistically, Judge hit 4-13 (average .308) with a brace, a walk, no home run and no RBI in the season’s opening weekend. 2-1 Yankees host Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Monday night.