MLB Fans Lose Their Minds as Report Claims Mammoth 14-Year Deal for Aaron Judge From $1.58 Billion Team Ran a Major Risk

Published 12/11/2022, 7:44 AM EST

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Aaron Judge has just signed a 9-year $360 million deal to stay with the New York Yankees. The slugger will be with the Yankees till he’s 40 years old and will most likely retire a Yankee. But the Yankees weren’t the team that made the biggest offer. In fact, there was one team that was going to offer Aaron Judge a deal that would have been ruled out.

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Yes! Apart from the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees, the San Diego Padres also tried every tactic to land the reigning AL MVP on their roster. However, that deal itself had its own problems.

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The Padres were going to offer Aaron Judge a deal that would’ve been disallowed!

The San Diego Padres were thinking of offering Judge a 14-year deal. But according to a tweet by MLB Trade Rumors, the deal wouldn’t have gone through. The tweet said, #Padres reportedly considered a 14-year offer to Aaron Judge that would have been disallowed by MLB due to its luxury tax implications”. 

The deal would’ve been viewed as a way to pay less luxury tax and ruled out by the MLB. A lot of teams have been pushing the boundaries and offering longer deals with lower annual average values.

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But the MLB wouldn’t have been able to ignore a 14-year deal. Fans have reacted to the deal and were shocked to hear that the Padres were offering Judge for 14 years.

However, knowing the risk of the contract, the Padres chose not to make the offer. And Judge ended up signing with the Yankees and committing his future to the team. Nonetheless, the Padres did eventually get their man when they signed Xander Bogaerts.

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It will be very interesting to see what else the Yankees do this off-season. And how they are able to improve the roster before the 2023 season begins. Additionally, if reports are true, then the Yankees are going to be naming Judge the next captain of the team. A position that has been empty since Derek Jeter retired.

The Yankees are working on more signings?

According to comments made by ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Yankees are not done making signings this offseason. While appearing on 95.7 The Game’s Willard and DibsOlney said “The team I’m watching at the moment — the Yankees. Because I’m definitely picking up a lot of vibes, there that yeah, they signed Aaron Judge to that $360 million deal, but they’re working on something big.”

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Notably, Olney was indirectly referring to Carlos Correa in this comment. Olney believes the Pinstripes may be in the sweepstakes to sign the shortstop. What do you think about the reported 14-year deal? Is it ridiculous or does the deal make sense?

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Pranay Mukherjee is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. On completing his Bachelor’s in Mass Communication, he followed his passion for writing and started working as a content writer. His passion for sports has led him to sports journalism.
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