Aaron Judge Would Love To Have Bryce Harper On the Yankees

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Judge was asked by TMZ this week what the addition of Harper would mean for the Yankees.

Bringing in Machado wouldn't be a bad move either, but to be honest, I don't want to hear anything about Machado until I first see a headline that reads, "Harper rejects $50 million offer to play in Philadelphia".

The Yankees enter spring training with an already crowded outfield featuring Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Hicks.

As for Harper, the 26-year-old has played 184 games in center field at the major league level, with 63 of those happening last year. Many of those chances came after Judge suffered a wrist injury that sidelined him about two months.

Bryce Harper met with the San Francisco Giants this week, adding a new wrinkle to his market - and perhaps an enticing one.

At the GM meetings, Boras heaped more praise on the Giants, saying, "They have a successful model", "and I always tell Larry (Baer), 'This fan base has rewarded you".

"Obviously [Harper] is a great player". "Obviously things happen that force Brian and his staff to pivot on certain things". A Machado signing could have adversely impacted both players' playing time.

In fact, many are still holding out hope that Machado signs in the Bronx, but with such a glut of infield talent, that seems like a long shot to say the least. There is talk of collusion among owners, rule changes to create a free agent window or spending floor for noncompetitive teams, and a consensus that what was once supposed to be a momentous offseason for baseball has had the opposite effect. All five teams seem to have been in the running for the outfielder, but the Dodgers and Yankees don't have much cap space in order to sign Harper to a multi-year, $300 million deal that he covets. "Make the right choice". "So, it just all depends on where he wants to go". "Make it the right choice for your family".