New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was just like any other fan when reports began to surface that Aaron Judge “appeared headed” to the San Francisco Giants.
Boone texted general manager Brian Cashman to ask what was going on, which Cashman responded, “nothing.”
The report ultimately proved to be false, and was retracted by the reporter, but it summarized the craziness and uncertainty that looms over Judge’s free agency and begs the question: is Judge really leaning toward leaving New York for San Francisco?
“I know nothing,” Boone told reporters at the Winter Meetings. “I really don’t. It’s been an uncomfortable hour. I know nothing.”
Neither the Yankees nor the Giants have appeared to have heard from Judge on any sort of decision, but Boone remained hopeful that he will have his MVP back in the Bronx.
“I always feel like he certainly belongs in pinstripes and a guy of his stature and greatness, hopefully he spends his entire career…into Monument Park and into the Hall of Fame as a Yankee,” Boone said.
But for now, the Yankees are left guessing like everyone else.
“A lot of unknown right now,” added Boone. “We haven’t heard anything.”