Aaron Judge sounds angry the Red Sox signed Trevor Story

Aaron Judge, New York Yankees. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /

New York Yankees superstar Aaron Judge sounds upset that the Boston Red Sox signed Trevor Story. Can you blame him?

Judge himself will be a free agent at the end of the 2022 season should the Yankees fail to sign him to a contract extension. His future may be weighing heavy on him Sunday morning at spring training, as the Yankees once again failed to bring in one of the top free agent shortstops in Trevor Story.

The Yankees missed out on Javier Baez (though they were never really connected to him), Corey Seager, Carlos Correa and now Story. At least three of the four players were rumored to be Yankees targets at one point or another.

Instead, New York will roll with Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who the team acquired in the Josh Donaldson trade.

Aaron Judge says all the right things about Trevor Story

Judge was approached about the Red Sox signing Story on Sunday morning:

“I’m not too excited about it. I know what that guy can do. … It’s going to be fun. If we do our thing, I think we’ll be in a good spot,” Judge said.

From the Yankees perspective, they’re an improved team as well. The AL East is full of powerhouse potential. The Rays remain a top AL contender, the Blue Jays added Matt Chapman and pitching, while the Red Sox signed Story.

Aaron Judge contract

Will the Yankees failure to build a reliable contender around him force Judge to take his talents elsewhere?

Judge will make $17 million this coming season thanks to arbitration, but after that he’s a free agent. No player wants to negotiate during the season, as it serves as a huge distraction for the team — especially when it’s someone as physically imposing and dominant as Judge. Just imagine how that would dominate the New York media cycle.

Much remains up in the air as to Judge’s future, but the Red Sox signing Story undeniably hurts the Yankees’ postseason chances this season.

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