According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the San Francisco Giants were “elated” with how their visit with free agent outfielder Aaron Judge went after their meeting. Judge is currently unsigned.
Jon Morosi of the MLB Network reported on Wednesday that the two teams had met, and that the Giants may deliver a formal contract offer by the end of the week
Report for Aaron Judge this week
As part of their broader presentation, NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic said that the Giants “placed Judge in touch” with representatives for Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry.
It is somewhat reminiscent of Tom Brady traveling with a group of Boston Celtics to meet Kevin Durant in 2016, but San Francisco will be hoping that its luck is better than the Celtics’ was in that situation. During the summer of 2017, Durant agreed to join the Warriors.
With Judge, the Giants have an advantage that no other club in Major League Baseball has.
The Most Valuable Player of the American League hails from Linden, California, and received his education at Fresno State. Not only does he hail from the Golden State, but he also spent his childhood cheering for the Giants and looking up to Rich Aurilia.
Of all, when it comes to performers of Judge’s quality, sentiment can only go them so far, especially when they are still looking for their very first title. In this respect, the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers both have persuasive arguments to present.
The Yankees just finished a run that took them all the way to the American League Championship Series, while the Dodgers won 111 games and have been the only club that has been consistently successful in recent years.
The Giants, on the other hand, have only made it to the postseason once in the previous six years, and they are further away from championship contention than just one Aaron Judge.
When San Francisco met with the 30-year-old, it would have been beneficial for them to have presented him with a clear and concise outline of their long-term goals. The team has to make a number of changes to go back to the top of Major League Baseball, and his presence would be just one of those moves.
According to the article by Heyman, the Giants appear to be convinced that they did at least all in their power to affect Judge’s decision.
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