The Chicago White Sox haven’t had a long-term plan in right field for a long time. They traded Craig Kimbrel to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for AJ Pollock who should be a great player there for this season. However, at 34 years old, he is hardly a long-term solution. It is incredibly unlikely, but Aaron Judge would look so good there right now.
It became known that Judge set Opening Day for the New York Yankees as his deadline to reach an agreement. Well, Yankees GM Brian Cashman announced that the Yankees and Judge will not be coming to an agreement today.
According to Cashman, the Yankees tried to make Judge the highest-paid outfielder based on average annual value but they would not exceed the deal handed to Mike Trout by the Los Angeles Angels. The deal New York offered him was for seven years and 213.5 million dollars. That is an AAV of 30.5.
Cashman also made it clear that they are open to extending Judge during the season but don’t anticipate it happening. He also said that they will try to land him in the offseason if no agreement is reached before then. To be honest, it doesn’t sound good for the Yankees.
Aaron Judge would be a perfect fit for the Chicago White Sox right now.
There are going to be a lot of teams calling on Judge. He is one of the best power hitters in the game right now when he is healthy and can be a game-breaking type of guy. White Sox fans saw just how much he can change a game at the Field of Dreams in 2021.
If he somehow came to the Sox, that would be magnificent. Having him in right field would solve that problem and then some. Combine him with Luis Robert along with Eloy Jimenez and you might have the best offensive outfield in history. That would surely be fun.
Economics is a big issue here. Would the White Sox ever hand out a contract like that when they literally never have? It feels unlikely but it does have to come at some point. This current championship window would be a great time to break that barrier.
Judge would be just so perfect for the White Sox. He would look much better in black pinstripes too which is crazy to think about. Landing someone like this would take them from World Series contenders and turn them into World Series favorites. It isn’t something to expect but it is certainly fun to think about.