Revealed: New York Yankees Latest Offer To Aaron Judge

The New York Yankees are doing everything they can to retain their franchise player, American League MVP and Home Run King Aaron Judge. MLB Insider Jeff Passan reports that their latest offer would make Judge the highest-paid position player in baseball, by average annual value (AAV), at $37.5M.

The offer on the table is said to be "in the neighborhood" of 8-year, $300M. The $37.5M AAV would surpass Mike Trout's $35.5M per year, though still fall short of New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer's $43M annually. 

The Yankees could still increase the offer, according to Passan, "depending on how far the San Francisco Giants -- the other top suitor -- are willing to push the market."

Judge and the Giants had meetings in The Bay Area last week, which were said to have gone well. 

Judge turned down a 7-year, $213.5M extension offer from the Yankees before this past season began, so they've obviously come up considerably. But what the Giants will do is anybody's guess at this point. 

We may know Judge's verdict sometime in the next week or two, as the Winter Meetings begin in San Diego this Sunday, and things are expected to pick up on the free agent and trade fronts.

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