Aaron Judge bet on himself this year with the New York Yankees, and he won that bet. The slugger hit an AL-record 62 home runs en route to an MVP season for the Bronx Bombers. The outfielder captivated the interest of all of baseball in his chase to eclipse Roger Maris’s record of 61 home runs. Judge, of course, tied and beat the record late in the season.
The now-free agent needed a big season after turning down a monster offer from the Yankees before the season. He’s now the apple of many teams’ eyes. The Yanks remain the favorite to re-sign him, but one team is making a huge push to make him its franchise player.
The San Francisco Giants are using Steph Curry to recruit Aaron Judge.
The San Francisco Giants are Judge’s hometown team. And, it makes sense for the franchise to try to sign him, as they need a star.
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A Fox Sports article said, in part:
Judge returned to his home area of Northern California earlier this week and reportedly had multiple meetings with San Francisco Giants officials. The Giants have made no secret of their interest in signing Judge away from the New York Yankees to play for his hometown team.
As part of their recruiting pitch, The Giants are also enlisting one of the biggest Bay Area sports stars to help their cause: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
Curry grew up a Boston Red Sox fan in North Carolina, and has also been known to show up at Giants games to support the MLB team that now plays closest to the Warriors’ home arena of Chase Center in San Francisco. According to NBC Sports Bay Area, the Giants put Judge in touch with Curry in hopes that the two would connect and chat about being a superstar in the Bay.
Steph Curry has already done enough for the Bay Area. If he brings Judge to San Francisco, they will have to make him mayor immediately.