The Giants are seen as the main competitor of the New York Yankees for Judge, who will command the highest average salary for a position player, according to forecasts.
A report by Jayson Stark for The Athletic says he is “confident” Judge will set the new standard for the highest average annual value awarded to a position player. The owner right now is Mike Trout with $35.54 million per year.
another analyst of Big leaguesMark Feinsand said Tuesday that Judge is seeking a contract “of more than $40 million a year” for eight seasons.
It’s already clear the Boston Red Sox won’t go for an elite pitcher in free agency, but it has been revealed that they are interested in Kodai Senga, a 29-year-old right-hander from Japan.
Senga dominated the Japanese league in 2022 and wants to play in the majors. A report by Jon Morosi for MLB.com reported on Boston’s interest: “The Red Sox and Yankees have contacted Kodai Senga representatives, sources confirm. Senga, 29, is not attached to posting fees or draft pick compensation, which has broadened his market.”
The World Series champion Houston Astros will receive the largest postseason bonus in Major League history.
Houston’s bonuses for this year will be $516,316 for each player, thanks to a record pool of $107.5 million. This represents an increase of 19% compared to 2021 ($90.5 million). The previous record was set in 2017, when the Astros made $438,901.57 each.