On Saturday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had an update on the team's contract talks with All-Star outfielder Aaron Judge.
Cashman made it known that Judge will receive an offer from the front office before Opening Day.
“Between now and Opening Day we’ll make an offer, and he’ll obviously receive an offer and all the conversions will have taken place and will either resolve into a multiyear deal or it won’t,” Cashman said, via ESPN. “We’re committed. We’ll make an offer and hear what he has to say in response, and then it will be pencils down before Opening Day.”
It's unclear what the Yankees' offer to Judge will look like, but the fan base in New York is hopeful a deal gets done as soon as possible.
"For the love of god pay the man," one fan tweeted.
"As he should," another fan wrote.
As for what Judge's future salary should look like, some fans believe he'll need to make more than Giancarlo Stanton in order to stay in New York. Stanton is currently set to earn $29 million this upcoming season.
"He’ll get more annually than Stanton," an MLB fan tweeted.
"Behind Stanton? Yea he gone," another one said.
Since he joined the Yankees in 2016, Judge has 158 home runs and 366 RBI.
Judge is most likely looking for a massive payday before the start of the 2022 season.