New York Yankees fans probably aren’t thrilled after the Yankees were unable to get Aaron Judge to sign a contract extension before the season started.
Baseball is indeed back for the New York Yankees. As should be expected with baseball getting started back up, Yankees fans now get to deal with some unnecessary stress and drama and frustration.
Which is to be expected, honestly. This is the Yankees we’re dealing with here.
Unfortunately for Yankees fans, the franchise was unable to come to an agreement with one of its biggest stars. Aaron Judge, the rather large right fielder for the Yankees, didn’t end up signing a contract extension before the season began.
He apparently had an offer in front of him, but didn’t end up signing anything.
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees fail to agree on contact extension before start of season
That’s not an ideal situation for Judge and the Yankees.
Houston Astros fans and Atlanta Braves fans are more than familiar with situations where a talented star and a franchise don’t see eye-to-eye on a possible extension. That said, there’s still plenty of time for the Yankees to get something done here with Judge.
Just because a contract extension wasn’t signed now doesn’t mean one absolutely won’t be signed at some point in the future.
All things considered, from the outside looking in, it would be pretty shocking if the Yankees and the 29-year-old slugger were completely and totally unable to come to some sort of agreement here. The former rookie of the year has been great for New York and he’s fresh off a season during which he hit 39 home runs. There’s no doubt that Yankees fans would want Judge continuing to hit home runs for New York for the foreseeable future.
But, just ask Astros and Braves fans what it’s like to lose longtime franchise stars. It’s shocking and it’s not fun and it’s definitely something that can still happen.