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Reportedly Yankees Are All Set to Not Let Go of MLB Star Aaron Judge Walks Away During the Bidding

Tuesday is a big day in the off-season calendar. It is the deadline for the 14 qualified free agents to accept or decline the qualifying offer of $19.65 million. 

After the deadline, the free agent market should start to heat up. In the meantime, here are Tuesday’s hot stove rumors.

Aaron Judge is the biggest-name free agent amid a sea of big names this offseason.

There has been conjecture that other teams (Giants?) will enter the bidding, but it appears that the Yankees will not allow him to depart. 

The Yankees will not let Judge go?

REPORTEDLY YANKEES ARE ALL SET TO NOT LET GO OF MLB STAR AARON JUDGE WALKS AWAY DURING THE BIDDING

Also read: “Number One Priority” for the Cardinals in the MLB Free Agent Market, as Disclosed

Indeed, during the owner’s meetings on Tuesday, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner “expressed in forceful words how much he wants Judge back and made it sound like [the] Yankees won’t be outbid.”

Given the Yankees’ enormous pockets and desire to keep Judge, it would take a massive offer from somewhere to get him away from the Bronx.

On Tuesday, the Yankees agreed to re-sign Anthony Rizzo to a two-year contract with a third-year option.

The Yankees’ backup plan

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If the Yankees lose Judge in free agency, they’ll have to shift gears and find a method to compensate for some of the lost production. Star shortstops Carlos Correa, Trea Turner, and Xander Bogaerts, as well as center fielder Brandon Nimmo, look to be on the Yankees’ backup plan, according to Jon Heyman, who reports the team has spoken with representatives for all four.

Nonetheless, a “backup” plan is just that. The Yankees are most certainly doing everything possible to keep Judge while addressing the other players is simply due diligence in the face of a deep and quality free agent class.

The Mets are considering Senga and Verlander

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According to SNY, the Mets are considering signing Japanese righty Kodai Senga and future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander. The club is weighing whether signing Verlander to a high-salaried short-term contract like Max Scherzer’s is better to re-signing Jacob deGrom. Senga, a true free agent who is not required to be posted, will almost certainly require a longer commitment.

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Our R.J. Anderson put Verlander at No. 6 and Senga at No. 23 among the free agents available this offseason. In addition to deGrom, the Mets could lose Chris Bassitt and Taijuan Walker to free agency, so they must add starters in some capacity. At the moment, Scherzer and Carlos Carrasco are the only holdovers who are certain to be in New York’s rotation in 2023.

Verlander to the Dodgers?

Let’s not forget about the Dodgers when talking about Verlander. Walker Buehler will most certainly miss all of 2023 due to Tommy John’s surgery, while Clayton Kershaw is on another one-year contract.

Tyler Anderson also agreed to a three-year contract with the Angels, so cross him off the list. The Dodgers have the financial clout to sign Verlander to a short and pricey free-agent deal. According to sources, both Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal have stated as much.

Tuesday is a big day in the off-season calendar. It is the deadline for the 14 qualified free agents to accept or decline the qualifying offer of $19.65 million. 

After the deadline, the free agent market should start to heat up. In the meantime, here are Tuesday’s hot stove rumors.

Aaron Judge is the biggest-name free agent amid a sea of big names this offseason.

There has been conjecture that other teams (Giants?) will enter the bidding, but it appears that the Yankees will not allow him to depart. 

The Yankees will not let Judge go?

REPORTEDLY YANKEES ARE ALL SET TO NOT LET GO OF MLB STAR AARON JUDGE WALKS AWAY DURING THE BIDDING

Also read: “Number One Priority” for the Cardinals in the MLB Free Agent Market, as Disclosed

Indeed, during the owner’s meetings on Tuesday, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner “expressed in forceful words how much he wants Judge back and made it sound like [the] Yankees won’t be outbid.”

Given the Yankees’ enormous pockets and desire to keep Judge, it would take a massive offer from somewhere to get him away from the Bronx.

On Tuesday, the Yankees agreed to re-sign Anthony Rizzo to a two-year contract with a third-year option.

The Yankees’ backup plan

If the Yankees lose Judge in free agency, they’ll have to shift gears and find a method to compensate for some of the lost production. Star shortstops Carlos Correa, Trea Turner, and Xander Bogaerts, as well as center fielder Brandon Nimmo, look to be on the Yankees’ backup plan, according to Jon Heyman, who reports the team has spoken with representatives for all four.

Nonetheless, a “backup” plan is just that. The Yankees are most certainly doing everything possible to keep Judge while addressing the other players is simply due diligence in the face of a deep and quality free agent class.

The Mets are considering Senga and Verlander

According to SNY, the Mets are considering signing Japanese righty Kodai Senga and future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander. The club is weighing whether signing Verlander to a high-salaried short-term contract like Max Scherzer’s is better to re-signing Jacob deGrom. Senga, a true free agent who is not required to be posted, will almost certainly require a longer commitment.

Our R.J. Anderson put Verlander at No. 6 and Senga at No. 23 among the free agents available this offseason. In addition to deGrom, the Mets could lose Chris Bassitt and Taijuan Walker to free agency, so they must add starters in some capacity. At the moment, Scherzer and Carlos Carrasco are the only holdovers who are certain to be in New York’s rotation in 2023.

Verlander to the Dodgers?

Let’s not forget about the Dodgers when talking about Verlander. Walker Buehler will most certainly miss all of 2023 due to Tommy John’s surgery, while Clayton Kershaw is on another one-year contract.

Tyler Anderson also agreed to a three-year contract with the Angels, so cross him off the list. The Dodgers have the financial clout to sign Verlander to a short and pricey free-agent deal. According to sources, both Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal have stated as much.

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Tuesday is a big day in the off-season calendar. It is the deadline for the 14 qualified free agents to accept or decline the qualifying offer of $19.65 million. 

After the deadline, the free agent market should start to heat up. In the meantime, here are Tuesday’s hot stove rumors.

Aaron Judge is the biggest-name free agent amid a sea of big names this offseason.

There has been conjecture that other teams (Giants?) will enter the bidding, but it appears that the Yankees will not allow him to depart. 

The Yankees will not let Judge go?

REPORTEDLY YANKEES ARE ALL SET TO NOT LET GO OF MLB STAR AARON JUDGE WALKS AWAY DURING THE BIDDING

Also read: “Number One Priority” for the Cardinals in the MLB Free Agent Market, as Disclosed

Indeed, during the owner’s meetings on Tuesday, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner “expressed in forceful words how much he wants Judge back and made it sound like [the] Yankees won’t be outbid.”

Given the Yankees’ enormous pockets and desire to keep Judge, it would take a massive offer from somewhere to get him away from the Bronx.

On Tuesday, the Yankees agreed to re-sign Anthony Rizzo to a two-year contract with a third-year option.

The Yankees’ backup plan

If the Yankees lose Judge in free agency, they’ll have to shift gears and find a method to compensate for some of the lost production. Star shortstops Carlos Correa, Trea Turner, and Xander Bogaerts, as well as center fielder Brandon Nimmo, look to be on the Yankees’ backup plan, according to Jon Heyman, who reports the team has spoken with representatives for all four.

Nonetheless, a “backup” plan is just that. The Yankees are most certainly doing everything possible to keep Judge while addressing the other players is simply due diligence in the face of a deep and quality free agent class.

The Mets are considering Senga and Verlander

According to SNY, the Mets are considering signing Japanese righty Kodai Senga and future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander. The club is weighing whether signing Verlander to a high-salaried short-term contract like Max Scherzer’s is better to re-signing Jacob deGrom. Senga, a true free agent who is not required to be posted, will almost certainly require a longer commitment.

Our R.J. Anderson put Verlander at No. 6 and Senga at No. 23 among the free agents available this offseason. In addition to deGrom, the Mets could lose Chris Bassitt and Taijuan Walker to free agency, so they must add starters in some capacity. At the moment, Scherzer and Carlos Carrasco are the only holdovers who are certain to be in New York’s rotation in 2023.

Verlander to the Dodgers?

Let’s not forget about the Dodgers when talking about Verlander. Walker Buehler will most certainly miss all of 2023 due to Tommy John’s surgery, while Clayton Kershaw is on another one-year contract.

Tyler Anderson also agreed to a three-year contract with the Angels, so cross him off the list. The Dodgers have the financial clout to sign Verlander to a short and pricey free-agent deal. According to sources, both Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal have stated as much.

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