The biggest MLB free agency decision in the coming days will be whether Aaron Judge signs with the New York Yankees or San Francisco Giants.
Judge spent his first seven MLB seasons in New York, but grew up in California. Both teams are willing to pay the slugging outfielder handsomely.
However, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman, the still-prevailing belief among those in the industry is that the Yankees will wind up retaining their superstar.
"Giants are in with a big offer to Judge — believed to be $360M neighborhood — but the assumption/belief among rivals is that the Yankees remain favorites," Heyman tweeted. "Yankees are hopeful but say they still don’t know."
Judge turned down a seven-year, $213.5 million offer from the Yankees prior to the 2022 season, then went out and broke the American League single-season home run record and won the MVP award.
He is expected to earn more than $300 million over the course of his next contract, whether it is with New York or San Francisco.