Aaron Judge RUMORS & NEWS

  • The reason for Aaron Judge’s historic season, revealed by MLB scout

    Clutch Points "Aaron Judge’s remarkable 2022 season has not slowed down one bit. The superstar outfielder is well on his way to securing his first-ever MVP award and putting his name among the best home run-hitting seasons of all time. Judge got to 45 home runs quicker than all but four..." August 13

  • How Aaron Judge can hit 60 (or 70?!) home runs this season in 5 easy steps

    ESPN "New York Yankees star Aaron Judge crushed his 45th home run of the season two days ago in Seattle, a towering 412-foot shot that landed in the second deck, off a first-pitch slider from the Dickensian-named Penn Murfee. As far as Judge home runs go, this one was actually..." August 12

  • Mariners' Paul Sewald takes dig at Yankees: We don't have Aaron Judge or $35M arm

    The Score "Seattle Mariners reliever Paul Sewald came away impressed by his team's series win against the New York Yankees, especially given the difference in roster construction and payroll. "We don't have Aaron Judge on our team. We don't have a..." August 11

  • Aaron Judge chasing home run history

    CBS Sports "Back in spring training New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge rejected a very reasonable seven-year contract extension worth $213.5 million. It was a bold decision, no doubt about it, and Judge has responded this season by doing what seemed impossible: he's made..." August 09

  • Aaron Judge joins exclusive Yankees company with 35th home run

    Clutch Points "It’s no secret that New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is in the midst of a MVP season and after failing to sign an extension before Opening Day, Bronx Bombers fans are definitely worried if he’ll stay or not. Well, on Friday, Judge continued his blistering..." July 22

  • Aaron Judge has learned to make small adjustments to get big results

    The Athletic "On a summer Saturday in the Bronx, Aaron Judge took the field for batting practice two hours before first pitch in a game against the Red Sox. By the time Judge stepped out of the tunnel and carried his bat to the cage, the daily crowd of VIPs and guests invited by the..." July 20

  • Aaron Judge Doesn’t Sound Too Confident In His Yankees Future

    Side Action "Aaron Judge is on top of the baseball world at the All-Star Break this weekend. Not only is he leading the league in home runs, but his Yankees are winning at a historic pace thus far, and look like they have all but locked up the AL East already. This past offseason, Aaron..." July 19

  • Is Aaron Judge the Yankees' next Derek Jeter? Comparing their paths to this point

    USA Today "Aaron Judge’s first full professional season in the Yankees organization was Derek Jeter’s last, in 2014, when The Captain memorably exited the stage. You might remember the sentiment of the time. That it might take a generation or two before anyone close to..." July 19

  • AL MVP: Shohei Ohtani and Aaron Judge Pulling Away From the Field

    Sportsbook Review "Last season’s American League MVP is locked in a battle with a New York Yankees star outfielder as the two favorites to win the American League MVP this season. Shohei Ohtani has been every bit as valuable as he was in 2021, this time thanks to even better performance on the..." July 19

  • Why the Braves could ignite Aaron Judge’s New York, New York bidding war

    The Athletic "For the next three months, as the baseball season trends toward October, there are 14 games worth circling, the days when the first-place New York Mets meet the world champion Atlanta Braves to tussle over supremacy in the National League East. After a sizzling start to the season, the Mets..." July 12

  • Aaron Judge Finally Stands Next to Someone His Own Height

    The Big Lead "Aaron Judge has stood next to Jose Altuve a few times and each occurrence has been dutifully documented by photographers and people on their couch who correctly deduce that the New York Yankees slugger is taller than the Houston Astros star. Even contrarians who put in the added..." July 07

  • Yankees' Hal Steinbrenner: Aaron Judge Contract Talks Can't Impact World Series Bid

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees don't plan to discuss contract negotiations with Aaron Judge publicly, managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The sides agreed that "in no way" can they let contract talks..." July 06

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge Has Been Unreal, But the AL MVP Race is Far From Over

    Bleacher Report "If you're expecting to read a case for why Aaron Judge isn't the current frontrunner for the American League MVP, well, sorry. You'll get no such contrarianism from us. What we will say, though, is that Judge will have to keep doing exactly what he's doing if..." June 30

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge’s confident reaction after sending Astros packing with walk-off bomb

    Clutch Points "The New York Yankees had quite the weekend out in the Bronx. After a walk-off win in their first game against the Astros, the Yankees were no-hit in the second game, and spent the first seven innings on Sunday looking for their first hit of the game. Things turned around..." June 26

  • Going big: Aaron Judge's bet on himself is risky because he stands alone

    The Score "Before the season, Aaron Judge made a big bet on himself. With free agency looming after this season, he rejected a seven-year, $213.5-million contract extension from the New York Yankees. It was far short of recent record deals for star position players, but it still would have..." June 25

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge 'Happy' to Agree to $19M Contract, Avoid Arbitration

    Bleacher Report "New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has played like someone in line for a massive contract this offseason, but for now he is "happy" to just avoid arbitration. Judge and the Yankees agreed to a one-year, $19 million contract on Friday and avoided the arbitration hearing..." June 25

  • Yankees manager Aaron Boone reacts to Aaron Judge news

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees settled on a contract Friday for the 2022 season, and it’s safe to say that manager Aaron Boone is relieved. Judge will reportedly receive $19 million from the Yankees, with the potential for bonuses of $250,000 if he is named American..." June 25

  • Aaron Judge, Yankees avoid arbitration in positive development

    New York Post "Aaron Judge and the Yankees have settled. A day after the slugging outfielder’s walk-off single against the Astros, he and the team avoided their scheduled arbitration hearing, according to The Post’s Jon Heyman. " June 24

  • 7 teams that could challenge the Yankees to sign Aaron Judge in free agency

    ESPN "The long-standing refrain about baseball free agents is that it takes just one aggressive owner to change everything. Arte Moreno swooped in to sign Albert Pujols for the Angels. The Mariners, needing a franchise reset in the moment, stunned other clubs by landing Robinson Cano for a..." June 22

  • MLB executives offer wild thoughts on Aaron Judge possibly leaving Yankees

    Sportsnaut "Aaron Judge is the leading candidate for the AL MVP watch 2022 and he is powering the New York Yankees atop the MLB standings and towards the MLB playoffs. While Judge is focused on the season and his arbitration battle with New York, many around the league are thinking..." June 22

  • Aaron Judge ready for arbitration hearing: 'It's all business'

    The Score "New York Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge is well aware that his upcoming arbitration hearing with the team might be a strange process. "It’s all business," Judge said Tuesday, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "For me,..." June 22

  • New York Yankees and Aaron Judge still millions apart on ’22 compensation ahead of arbitration hearing

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees and MVP candidate Aaron Judge are still millions apart in another failed negotiation between both sides as they head into an arbitration hearing on June 22. Aaron Judge is off to an unbelievable start in 2022 as he’s led the Yankees to a league-leading 50-17..." June 21

  • Pirates call up Oneil Cruz who sizes up with Aaron Judge

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Pirates will have a new face on the roster on Monday, and it’ll be impossible not to take notice of him. The Pirates made a massive move on Sunday, announcing the decision to promote top prospect Oneil Cruz to the MLB roster ahead of their..." June 19

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge says he's passing on 2022 Home Run Derby

    CBS Sports "When the 2022 Home Run Derby takes place at Dodger Stadium next month, the current MLB home run leader will not be there. New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge said he will again pass on the Home Run Derby, according to the New York Post. Judge has not participated..." June 17

  • Aaron Judge, and the best walk years by Yankees hitters

    Pinstripe Alley "The last season before free agency is, of course, a huge one for players. They can parlay a stellar season into tens of millions of dollars, or be forced to settle for a one-year deal and forgo the generational security they’d sought. Aaron Judge’s performance this year, and the..." June 17

  • Aaron Judge’s season could stack up with these New York legends

    New York Post "Yes, this is another Aaron Judge column. Yes, this is another column about the daily wonder of watching a star become a superstar, observing in real time the deliberate construction of one of the best offensive seasons New York has ever seen. Forget what this season will mean to Aaron..." June 17

  • Luke Voit puts Aaron Judge on notice with bold Manny Machado take

    Clutch Points "San Diego Padres designated hitter Luke Voit has played alongside plenty of perennial All-Stars over his career so far, including New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge. Still, he sees that Manny Machado is the clear-cut best player he has tagged along..." June 16

  • Astros unlikely trade fit for Cubs’ Willson Contreras? Will Aaron Judge, Yankees reach arbitration hearing?

    The Athletic "It’s the time of year when everyone plays general manager, but some potential trades are not as logical as they might appear. Consider the Astros, whose OPS at catcher is the second-lowest in the majors, and the Cubs’ Willson Contreras, whose OPS at the position is..." June 13

  • The 5 teams expected to give Yankees a run for their money in Aaron Judge sweepstakes

    Clutch Points "New York Yankees star Aaron Judge is fully proving this season that he’s worthy of being the highest-paid position player in baseball. But since the Bronx Bombers failed to give the slugger what he wanted before Opening Day (around $36 million per season), it means Judge will hit the..." June 11

  • Could Aaron Judge Hit Over 60 Home Runs?

    The Big Lead "Aaron Judge has blasted 22 home runs in the New York Yankees' first 56 games as everything is coming up pinstripes. Our finest mathematicians say this puts him on pace to reach 63 on the year, which would be a monumental accomplishment for a few reasons. First, Major Leaguer has amassed 60..." June 10

  • San Francisco Giants Deemed "Top Competitor" For Aaron Judge in Free Agency

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees are reportedly expecting the San Francisco Giants to be their primary competitor for superstar slugger Aaron Judge when he hits the free-agent market this winter. When the Yankees and Judge could not agree to a contract extension ahead of the 2022..." June 09

  • Aaron Judge, Yankees secret to blistering offense, revealed

    Clutch Points "The New York Yankees are off to an incredible start this season. They own the best record in MLB and appear to be a legitimate World Series contender. The Yankees pitching has been a pleasant surprise but their offense has told the story. Notably, Aaron Judge has been nothing short of..." June 04

  • Yankees Fan Steals Aaron Judge Baseball Right Out of Little Kid’s Glove

    Total Pro Sports "A young Yankees fan came away entirely heartbroken after being robbed of a wholesome moment with Aaron Judge in Tuesday’s 7-6 win against the Orioles. At the bottom of the eighth inning, Judge went to give a young fan a foul ball, but an older fan wanted his time to shine, so he..." May 26

  • Aaron Judge's Pursuit of Yankees History Should Be Taken Seriously

    Bleacher Report "We're a quarter of the way through the 2022 Major League Baseball season, and Aaron Judge continues to make it impossible to look away from him. Really the only thing that's changed is the focus of the attention on Judge. Back on Opening Day, it was on..." May 25

  • Three ways Aaron Judge increased his value with early surge, and why he could become Yankees' best-paid player

    CBS Sports "At 29-13, the New York Yankees own the best record in baseball, and that's even after losing their last three games. The Yankees scored one run in Sunday's doubleheader sweep against the Chicago Sox. It was the first time they scored no more than one run a doubleheader since..." May 25

  • 3 bold Aaron Judge predictions for remainder of 2022 MLB season

    Clutch Points "Before the season, New York Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge rejected a seven-year, $213.5 million contract offer from the club, raising several eyebrows in the process. Many believed Judge was making a mistake, given his injury history. However, it looks like the..." May 25

  • Aaron Judge criticizes Josh Donaldson's 'Jackie' comment: I don't think it's right thing to do

    The Score "New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson was given a one-game suspension on Monday for inappropriate comments directed toward Tim Anderson, calling the Chicago White Sox shortstop "Jackie" during their weekend series. Meanwhile,..." May 24

  • Amazing photo of Aaron Judge holding a water bottle goes viral

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Judge is a large individual, and that point is hammered home when he holds a bottle of water in his hands. Judge homered twice in his New York Yankees’ 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. He was hanging out in the dugout after clubbing a solo home run in the..." May 24

  • How much can Aaron Judge really get in free agency?

    ESPN "Aaron Judge is the most famous player on the most famous team in baseball. So far this year, he's that team's best player, too. And after he turned down a nine-figure extension offer from the New York Yankees on the eve of the season, he's set to become a free agent..." May 20

  • Giants Viewed as Potential Landing Spot for Aaron Judge

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees' inability to lock Aaron Judge up on a long-term deal prior to the start of the 2022 season may ultimately result in him wearing a San Francisco Giants uniform. Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported the National League West team is "seen..." May 20

  • Yankees' Aaron Boone: Orioles' 'Build Your Own Park' robbed Aaron Judge of 3rd HR

    The Score "New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone believes Aaron Judge could've had three home runs Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles if it wasn't for the new dimensions at Camden Yards. "He almost had three (homers), but 'Build Your Own Park' got..." May 18

  • Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton do something that even 1927 Murderers’ Row could not

    Clutch Points "Yankees superstars Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo, and Giancarlo Stanton became the first Yankees trio to each hit nine homers in the first 31 games of the season. Any time you break a Yankees record, you’re doing something right. While power numbers have decreased..." May 13

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge Is Peaking in 2022 After Betting on Himself

    Bleacher Report "Remember when Aaron Judge rejected a $230 million extension from the New York Yankees on April 8, thereby setting off a debate about whether he had just turned down the best contract offer he was ever going to get? It now looks like at least one person had the..." May 13

  • Yankees GM Brian Cashman says he won't talk about Aaron Judge's contract

    The Athletic "Despite his red-hot start to the season, Aaron Judge still has not reached a decision with the Yankees regarding his contract. And Yankees general manger Brian Cashman said Wednesday morning he will not talk about whether progress has been made for an extension. "We're not..." May 11

  • Yankees Screwed Themselves By Letting Aaron Judge Play Out His Contract

    The Big Lead "Aaron Judge has been on fire to start the 2022 season. The New York Yankees outfielder entered Wednesday's action leading Major League Baseball with 10 home runs and currently boasts an OPS of .982 for his AL East-leading team. His performance is just more evidence the..." May 11

  • Video Of Anthony Rizzo, Aaron Judge And DJ LeMahieu Slamming Beers At Rangers Game Goes Viral

    Side Action "The New York Yankees were off today, so Anthony Rizzo, DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge saw the perfect opportunity to give the Rangers some love for their playoff game. Not only were the trio of Yankees stars able to catch Game Two against the Penguins, but they seemed to be living it up..." May 06

  • Aaron Judge meets young Yankees fan after viral heartwarming moment

    The Score "A whirlwind 24 hours for a young New York Yankees fan took an even more exciting turn Wednesday. Nine-year-old Derek Rodriguez went viral Tuesday night after Toronto Blue Jays fan Mike Lanzillotta handed him an Aaron Judge home run ball, causing..." May 04

  • Blue Jays fan’s kindness on Aaron Judge home run ball brings young Yankees fan to tears

    The Athletic "All game, Mike Lanzillotta had been trying to get the young New York Yankees fan sitting behind him a baseball. That young Yankees fan was 9-year-old Derek Rodriguez. He and his dad, Cesar, a huge Yankees fan, have tickets to every game of this three-game series between the..." May 04

  • Gary Sheffield suggests Aaron Judge needs to re-sign instead of test free agency

    Sportsnaut "A New York Yankees star from the past believes the team’s top current best player, Aaron Judge, needs to come to the realization the best option for his future is to remain in pinstripes. In March, the Yankees faced a deadline where they needed to offer outfielder Aaron Judge a..." May 03

  • Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo reveal secret to Yankees’ bonkers streak

    Clutch Points "The New York Yankees are playing great baseball all of the sudden. It wasn’t all that long ago that Yankees fans were calling the 2022 squad a bust and the media was posing all of the difficult questions after New York’s underwhelming beginning to the season. But the..." April 30