The New York Yankees have been trying to make Aaron Judge a Yankee for life. The Yankees offered the four-time All-Star a reasonable deal before the start of the season. However, the Yankees slugger refused and is set to hit free agency at the end of the season. Judge is leading the league this season with 48 home runs. No doubt he is on course to become the AL East MVP this season. The 30-year-old is in the hitting form of his life. Hence, the Yankees do not want to let him go so easily. The Bombers will do all they can to prevent Judge from entering the free agency as many teams would be bidding for him.
However, Aaron intends to go to a World Series-winning team. And the San Francisco Giants seem to be the most viable option currently. Moreover, the announcement of the 2023 opening day schedule might have complicated the trade scenario for Aaron Judge even more. The Yankees will be facing the Giants at the Bronx for the opening game of the season. Thus, while it is quite certain that Aaron Judge would be a part of the game, it is unsure which team he would be playing for.
If the Giants acquire the two-time Silver Slugger, he may not enjoy the welcome that the Yankees fans would have planned for him. Showing up in black and orange on Opening day for the first time at the Bronx, not as a Yankee, could turn out to be a memorable career moment for the outfielder. Thus, it would be quite thrilling to find out what Judge decided to do. But despite all the drama, he is set to become one of the highest-paid MLB players.
Yankees Call Greg Weissert To Replace Injured Nestor Cortes
Greg Weissert might finally get his opportunity to debut as a Yankee. He was added to the bullpen as Nestor Cortes’ replacement, who suffered a groin strain. The Fordham University product has been called up from Triple-A Scranton to aid the bullpen, missing the likes of Scott Effross, Albert Abreu, and Clay Holmes. Apparently, injuries have plagued the Bombers since the All-Star break as Weissert finally gets his opportunity to make an impact.
The 27-year-old has struck out 67 batters in 46 innings, with a 0.891 WHIP in forty appearances. Greg pitched three years at Fordham before being picked by the Yankees as the 18th-round pick in 2016. He is set to become the first Fordham player since Johnny Murphy in 1947 to play as a Yankee in the MLB.