Reports of NBA Superstar Stephen Curry Playing a Hand in MVP Aaron Judge’s Free Agency Leaves the MLB World Bewildered

Published 11/24/2022, 9:00 AM EST

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Aaron Judge made his Pinstripes debut in 2016. With a quiet first season, no one saw the real potential of the outfielder until the 2017 season. Notably, in 2017, Judge successfully fashioned a brand new idea of his capabilities by smashing 52 home runs and winning the AL Rookie of the Year Award.

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Six years after making his debut, Aaron Judge stood as the face of New York, with a fruitful start to his career. Subsequently, the Pinstripes front office offered the slugger a seven-year extension worth $213.5 million. However, Judge expected a larger and longer offer from the Yanks. This led him to reject the contract and enter free agency after the 2022 MLB season.

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What Aaron Judge managed in 2022 shocked the entire realm of MLB. With 62 homers and a new American League record, Judge constructed a whole new fanbase for himself, especially after entering free agency and entering 2022 with a huge gamble on himself.

The Giants are going all out to bring Aaron Judge back to his home

As a result, Judge left the 2022 season with a long list of suitors with his debut team, the Yankees, leading the list. However, growing up in the bay area, San Francisco has always felt special to Judge. Coincidentally, the Giants entered the bidding war as well. And recently, they called the reigning AL MVP to San Francisco to discuss a potential future.

Not only that, but the Giants are going absolutely all-out to bring the outfielder back home. In consonance with that and as reported by B/R Walk-Off, the Giants triggered a conversation between Aaron Judge and the NBA star Steph Curry’s camp and stated that the interaction could lead to influencing Aaron Judge’s decision on signing with the Giants.

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Notably, Curry plays for the Warriors, another San Francisco-based team.

This is how fans reacted to San Francisco’s relentless pursuit of Aaron Judge:

With two significant and wealthy pursuers, the ball is now in Aaron Judge’s court to make a decision.

Is this bad news for New Yorkers?

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With 27 World Championship Rings, the Yankees stand as the most successful MLB franchise across North America. However, it’s been 13 years since the Pinstripes made a World Series appearance. And given their history, that is disappointing, to say the least. Moreover, what is alarming is their consistent postseason choking.

And with a potential Aaron Judge’s departure, this problem will only worsen.

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There is a strong and active fight persisting between the Yankees and the Giants. Who will turn out to be more convincing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Mohsin Baldiwala

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Mohsin Baldiwala is an MLB author for EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his BBA degree, specializing in Communications & Media with a Public Policy minor. Along with his keen interest in politics and questions about society, he has written multiple research papers about a variety of topics, ranging from stand-up comedy to the Indian Education System.
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