Aaron Boone Reveals Thoughts on Giants' Scare During Aaron Judge Negotiations

David Kaestle
Aaron Boone was having a tough time dealing with Aaron Judge's free agency.
Aaron Boone was having a tough time dealing with Aaron Judge's free agency. / Associated Press

After a whirlwind 24 hours and some stomach-dropping moments, the New York Yankees and Aaron Judge agreed on a new nine-year contract that will pay the superstar outfielder $360 million in total.

While Yankees fans finally got to take a deep breath on Wednesday morning, manager Aaron Boone was also able to relax.

Boone said he was "concerned all day" and had "a pit in his stomach" after an early (and inaccurate) report from Jon Heyman suggested that Judge had decided to sign with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.

Aaron Judge Yankees Reaction

Even after Heyman retracted his report, it seemed like others were echoing the same sentiments. While no one else was saying the Giants had officially landed Judge, people were attempting to put the puzzle pieces together, and the puzzle looked like it was going to be a picture of San Francisco.

Nevertheless, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner reportedly got on the phone with Judge and got the deal to the finish line.

It just goes to show that for a high-profile agent like Judge, not even his own manager really knows what's going on.

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