Aaron Judge’s Contract with the Yankees is Approaching a Record, According to a Report


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You can’t always get your way. Except if you’re Aaron Judge.

The outfielder for the New York Yankees is having a walk season to remember, leading the majors in almost every offensive category, including 44 home runs.

Judge, who turned down a 7-year, $213.5 million contract, now he is the American League MVP favorite.

According to MLB Trade Rumors, he’s also the No. 1 free agent on the market, commanding a historic fee for the 30-year-old slugger.

Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels’ 3-time American League MVP, earns more than $37 million per season, according to Spotrac. Max Scherzer of the New York Mets tops the list, earning more than $43 million per year.

Judge is expected to set a new club record with 63 home runs this season, according to ESPN. Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961, surpassing Babe Ruth’s previous high of 60 in 1927.

Judge also has the most RBI (98), runs scored (93) and total bases (93) in the major leagues (274).

Only four players have led the majors in all four categories in a season since RBI became official in 1920: Babe Ruth (1921, 1923, 1926), Lou Gehrig (1931), Ted Williams (1942), and Mickey Mantle (1956), according to STATS.

In those seasons, both Williams and Mantle won the Triple Crown. Judge is hitting .303 this year, which is sixth in the American League. Luis Arraez of the Minnesota Twins leads the American League in batting average of .329.

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