Dec 7, 2022
Aaron Judge is staying in the Bronx. The superstar slugger and reigning AL MVP is reportedly re-signing with the New York Yankees on a nine-year, $360 million deal, according to multiple reports.
Losing Judge, with him coming off a magical, 62-homer season after he declined an extension offer, would've been a major blow to the Yankees’ continued on-field pursuit of their first World Series since 2009 and the team’s sheen of superiority.
The biggest prize of the winter’s free-agent crop, Judge is coming off a performance whose superlatives transcend the individual season. Beyond the 62 homers, his 2022 featured a .311 batting average and an MLB-best .425 on-base percentage. Put it all together, and his 211 park-adjusted OPS+ — meaning he was 111% better than the league-average hitter — was the best by any qualified hitter in a full season since Barry Bonds.
Source: Yahoo Spots