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Potential Timing of Aaron Judge Free Agency Announcement Revealed

David Kaestle
We now have an expected timeline for Aaron Judge to sign.
We now have an expected timeline for Aaron Judge to sign. / Associated Press

Aaron Judge is arguably the best player in baseball, coming off arguably the greatest season in the history of baseball, and he's also now a free agent, making him the winter's top target.

Aaron Judge Free Agency

The New York Yankees seem poised to do whatever they can to keep him in pinstripes, but that doesn't mean other teams won't get involved. Judge is making his rounds as a free agent, and this week he visited the San Francisco Giants, a team Judge grew up rooting for in Northern California.

The Giants have always been seen as one of the few, if only, legitimate threat to pry Judge away from the Bronx, and with the first meetings going reportedly well, that possibility seems as real as ever for Yanklees fans. Although, the Yankees are still viewed as the favorites to ultimately sign the superstar right fielder.

It seems as though a number of teams and free agents are kind of sitting and waiting to see what happens with Judge before other dominoes fall. Jon Morosi is reporting the expected timeline for that to happen is in early December sometime before the end of the MLB's Winter Meetings.

This timeline would make sense. Most big deals in baseball are done during or around the Winter Meetings. That's when the Yankees signed Gerrit Cole. It also lines up with was Judge has said before, not wanting this process to drag out for too long.

It's still very early in the MLB offseason, but Morosi says don't be surprised if a resolution to the Judge saga comes in the next couple of weeks, regardless if he ends up in San Francisco, New York or another city.

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