Aaron Judge's Contract Prediction puts Him ahead of Mike Trout

23 September 2022

A remarkable season is being had by Aaron Judge. The great outfielder for the New York Yankees is putting on a show this season, seeking a Triple Crown while also being the undisputed AL MVP favorite.

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Judge has blasted his 60th ball as he approaches Roger Maris' American League single-season home run record (61).

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Judge would have been the highest-paid position player in franchise history had the Yankees accepted their seven-year deal, but yesterday's value isn't today's value.

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Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels, received a $426.5 million contract in March 2019—the richest deal in the history of professional sports. 

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The third-largest contract in sports history is currently the 12-year one with the Angels. behind NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who struck a 10-year, $503,000,000 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs,

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and soccer star Lionel Messi, who negotiated a 4-year, $674,000,000 agreement with the Barcelona football team.

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Judge, though, stands a good chance of surpassing Trout's record-breaking contract and becoming the highest-paid MLB player in 2023.

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Judge was seeking a $21 million contract for the next 2022 season, but the Yankees only gave him $17 million, with a mid-offer of $19 million. 

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In the end, Judge accepted the midway offer of $19 million, which included $250,000 in bonuses for winning MVP and World Series MVP awards. But at this point, he wants to talk more.

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