Report Says Giants To Pursue Aaron Judge, Not Pick Up Evan Longoria’s Option
The San Francisco Giants are going into the offseason with plans of returning to the postseason next year.
According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the team plans to go after New York Yankees slugger and upcoming free agent Aaron Judge. The Linden native could see a big paycheck this offseason after he broken Roger Maris’ 61-year-old American League record for single-season home runs with his 62nd blast of the year.
Nightengale reported earlier this week in his column that “money may be no object, with the Giants willing to do anything for a return to the postseason, winning 26 fewer games than a year ago.”
Another familiar name that came up in Nightengale’s notebook is Giants’ third baseman Evan Longoria.
Giants third baseman Evan Longoria wants to return for one final season, but the Giants have no plans to pick up his $13 million option and will instead pay a $5 million buyout. The only teams Longoria would consider playing for are the Giants, Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Longoria has played with the San Francisco Giants for the last five years, hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .312 and 70 home runs.
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