Breathe easy, Yankees fans … Aaron Judge will re-sign with NY this offseason for a monstrous 8-year deal — at least, that’s according to Nick Swisher.
The ex-Pinstripes outfielder made the prediction to TMZ Sports this week … as speculation about Judge’s future continues to rage on.
Because of his age (he’s 30 now), and the way he turned down a mega $200-plus million deal before the 2022 season began, many think the star outfielder could move on to another team. But, Swisher made it clear, he thinks Judge will be back … and the Yankees will sweeten the pot by giving him the big deal and the captaincy.
“Here’s what I think,” Swish said. “I think he signs a monster deal; 7, 8-year deal, and guess what we do? We put that C on his chest and the Yankees fans — it makes everybody happy.”
As for a dollar figure on the contract, Swisher didn’t have specific numbers for us there … though he did say it wouldn’t shock him if it were somewhere around the dollar figure of Mike Trout‘s annual $35 MILLION salary.
Swisher clearly doesn’t think the new American League HR king will regret it, either … telling us he thinks NY will do all it can to make sure he’s surrounded by a good team.
“2023 New York Yankees World Series champs, baby!” Swisher said. “Let’s go!”