Report: Giants will do ‘whatever it takes’ to land on referee originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
The MLB offseason hasn’t even begun yet, and free agent rumors are already heating up for the Giants.
San Francisco Rumor has it that he’s a potential fan for New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge after free agency begins Nov. 6, and NewJersey.com Randy Miller announced this on Tuesday.citing sources familiar with the Giants’ mindset that San Francisco is willing to spend “whatever it takes” to get a valuable batter.
“The Giants have set their sights on Judge and are willing to spend whatever it takes,” a person familiar with the Giants’ mindset told NJ Advance Media after meeting with members of the franchise’s ownership group, Miller wrote. “An individual not authorized to speak on behalf of the team has been granted anonymity.”
Miller also revealed that the Giants won’t stop at Judge and plan to poach him by signing additional high-value free agents.
“Judge is at the top of the list of giants and they won’t be overrated,” a source told Miller. “If they miss, it’s not for the money.” The source added that the Giants planned to further interest Judge by signing at least two highly paid free agents.
“The Giants aren’t going to stop at Judge,” the man said. “They have so much money freed up.”
The Giants are also reportedly under pressure to compete with division rivals such as the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, in addition to the big-budget Golden State Warriors, who share the same market with ” Giants.”
Someone close to Judge also told Miller that they thought the Giants were the preferred destination for the Northern California native and predicted the Yankees batter would wear orange and black in 2023.
“A person close to him thinks the Giants are the referee’s number one pick and predicted, ‘The Orange and Blacks will look good next season,'” Miller added.
“The Giants are confident they can sign the referee,” the person said. – It will definitely be interesting.
Whether or not the Giants sign Aaron Judge, President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi and new general manager Pete Putila are expected to make the team the best player in the free agent market.
With less than two weeks left in free agency, the Giants look well-positioned to make a splash.