Aaron Judge has met with the Giants, widely considered to be the Yankees’ biggest competition this winter, but Gio still sees Judge’s free agency dragging on a bit.
“I just don’t think we’re quite there yet with Aaron Judge. I feel like this is more of a middle of December thing,” Gio said. “It’s gonna drag on. He’s gonna take every opportunity for this thing to drag on, and we’ll probably find out closer to Christmas.”
MLB Network’s Jon Morosi estimated that Judge could make his decision even before the Winter Meetings in December, and that it won’t be a “February thing” or drag on like the free agencies of Manny Machado or Bryce Harper. Still, Gio could see Judge waiting to sign for another month, which will keep Yankee fans on the edge of their seats.