The New York Yankees have a lot of free agents that may not return to the team in 2023.
Perhaps more than any other team in baseball, the New York Yankees could have a lot of turnover on their roster this offseason.
Part of that is because they have 10 impending free agents on their roster. A lot of those players, including some big names, may not be returning to the Yankees in 2023 and heading elsewhere.
Here are three New York Yankees that won’t return to the Yankees in 2023 and where they will go.
3 Yankees who won’t be back next season
1) Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge – San Francisco Giants
Losing Aaron Judge be a cataclysmic blow to the New York Yankees. He was their best player in 2022 by a wide margin and he is almost certainly going to be the AL MVP for 2022.
He led the AL in bWAR (10.6) and his 62 home runs is the new American League record for home runs in a single season. The Yankees, though, have been known to play things on the cheap in recent years so they may not be willing to shell out the $300+ million that Judge will ask for.
Since Judge will be in his age-31 season next year but he will likely get an eight-year deal, if not more. At $40 million per season, that’s $320 million or more.
One team that is poised to spend a lot of money this offseason is the San Francisco Giants and they would be a perfect fit for Judge.
The Giants have struggled offensively and in the outfield in particular. Oracle Park has a very spacious outfield and Aaron Judge is a good defender. He is also from Linden, Calif., which is about 90 miles east of Oracle Park. He went to college in Fresno, which is about 180 miles away.