Yankees Consider Offering Intriguing Perk For Judge

Can the New York Yankees retain Aaron Judge, keeping him in pinstripes for the balance of his career? That remains to be seen, as the San Francisco Giants are said to be making an all-out push to woo the AL single-season home run record holder to his original home in Northern California. 

But according to Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, his team could offer a very special perk in addition to the hundreds of millions he'd receive to stay in NY: Making him the Yankees "Captain", an iconic designation only held 15 times before in the history of the storied franchise. 

Steinbrenner said it's "that is something we would consider." 

Of course, Judge has long been taking on responsibilities that would elicit the appearance of having that title, although officially, the Yankees have not had a captain since Derek Jeter retired following the 2014 season. 

Certain teammates have already come out recently saying that Judge should be named 'Captain'.

In an interview on YES, Steinbrenner also said “I have made it clear to him that [remaining with the Yankees] is our wish. He means a lot to this organization, and if there’s room, we’re going to do everything we can to make that happen.

“If it doesn’t happen, we will move on the best we can. But there’s no doubt he means a lot to the organization and a lot to the fan base, and rightfully so.”

Estimates have pegged Judge in line for a contract in the range of about eight years and $330M+. The Yankees would have to come up over $115M from the offer they made to Judge back in the spring. And hey, tossing in a 'Captain' designation couldn't hurt.

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