‘Starts With a Three’- MLB Insider Projects a Lucrative $300 Million Contract for Aaron Judge Under This Condition

Published 05/22/2022, 10:30 AM EDT
Oct 3, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) waves to the crowd after his game winning RBI single to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 and clinch a wildcard playoff spot at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Judge and his contract saga will not end very soon. With each passing day, there is a new rumor regarding his next contract. Although he has already clarified that he will not negotiate his contract during the current season, a new report suggests that the Yankees star will get around a $300 million contract.

Notably, Judge is in the last year of his contract. As soon as the 2022 season ends, he will be open to listening to offers from various MLB teams. For the Yankees fans, it is hard to imagine Judge playing for a different team. Because he has become the heart and soul of the Pinstripes.

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After Derek Jeter, he is the only one who has come close to his legacy. Recently, a renowned MLB insider opened up about what Aaron Judge will need to do if he wants to land a mega-contract.

Will Aaron Judge be able to pull off a $300 million contract?

If Aaron Judge will be able to pull off a $300 million contract or not, totally depends on him and the current season. And when talking about his current season, Judge chose the best time to get his form back. Notably, the Yankees slugger is probably having his best season in 2022. 

Sep 21, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Per ESPN, he has already smashed 14 home runs this season, most by anyone. On his next contract, MLB insider Jeff Passan said it will only go higher, only if he remains healthy. Passan also hinted that Judge’s new contract will start with a “three”, meaning a deal worth more than $300 million.

Talking to Rich Eisen, Passan said, “If Aaron Judge stays healthy that’s headed for a contract that starts with a ‘three’. And remember, Aaron Judge turned down an extension this off-season for about $230 million… So seven-year extension on top of this season is what he is doing right now, the question is going to be just how high it goes.”

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Passan also expressed his opinion about Judge’s age. He said that it does not matter if he is a little older. The only thing that matters is how productive he is in the ballpark.

“If he can again stay healthy for the entire season. Because when he is out there, this has always been the case. When Aaron Judge is out on the field, he is productive, he is good. It does not matter that he is a little older,” Passan added.

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Considering Judge’s incredible outing from the plate this season, do you think Judge will get a $300 million worth contract?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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