Aaron Judge defeats Shohei Ohtani for 2022 AL MVP

Where were the voters from that didn’t vote Judge in as MVP?Image: Getty Images You smell that? It’s coming from the Los Angeles area. And it stinks. When the American League MVP voting results were released on Thursday, something smelled awfully bad. Sure, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge easily beat defending AL MVP Shohei … Read more

Yankees offseason scenarios if Aaron Judge stays or leaves

Here in this little sliver of the world we are not a hostage to format. This might be 3Up, but I think there are four big-picture ways this offseason can play out for the Yankees: 1. They re-sign Aaron Judge, and then keep spending big to join the Dodgers and Mets with near-$300 million payrolls. … Read more

Should MLB do away with AL awards and NL awards?

Illustration: Getty Images It may be time to finally eliminate the charades known as the American and National League. Just tell it to the Judge — Aaron Judge. The Yankee slugger’s 62 home run season has been roundly celebrated as a new American League record. But there’s a good chance no one will ever break … Read more

How did Aaron Judge’s wife meet the MLB superstar?

Aaron Judge has been named one of the finalists for the American League MVP Award. This is the second time in his career that he has been selected as a finalist for the honor. The selection comes on the heels of a historic season from Judge. During the last series of the regular season against … Read more

Deadspin’s MLB AL East hot stove preview

Image: Getty Images Projected 2023 Payroll: Whatever’s leftover from the sale of Liverpool Notable Free Agents: Xander Bogaerts, Nathan Eovaldi, J.D. Martinez, Tommy Pham, Michael Wacha, Rich Hill Could they use Aaron Judge? If only for the schadenfreude to be enjoyed by all, but also yes, quite so What else could they use besides Judge? … Read more

Aaron Judge reveals early regrets about turning down Yankees offer

Aaron Judge is on the verge of an enormous payday after betting on himself and winning big when he turned down the Yankees’ seven-year, $213.5 million extension on Opening Day. But it’s easy to forget for the first few weeks of the season, there was no indication Judge was at the start of a historic … Read more

Yankees GM balks at deep shortstop free agent class, believes internal battle will play out

The New York Yankees have a laundry list of positions to add now that free agency has begun. With Aaron Judge, Andrew Benintendi, Anthony Rizzo and others now on the market, there are suddenly a lot of holes in the roster that won 99 games and the American League East last season. On top of … Read more

Judge, deGrom, Verlander, Correa, Arenado

Image: Getty Images How much is an electric, but oft-injured pitcher worth? The two-time Cy Young winner is arguably the best pitcher in baseball, but given his numerous stints on the IL, the Mets’ righty likely won’t be worth as much on the market as his stats would indicate. That makes deGrom the perfect signing … Read more

The Yankees deserved this loss to the Astros

What will Aaron Judge do now? And how much will he be paid?Photo: Getty Images “New York Yankees” and “inferiority complex” are two combinations of words that have probably never met in a sentence for over 100 years or so. This is the New York Yankees, the absolute biggest symbol of American exceptionalism, even when … Read more