Aaron Judge told TMZ Sports that he’s willing to change positions to make room for Bryce Harper on the New York Yankees if he needs to.
The “Can we make room for Bryce Harper?” verdict is in, and the judge has ruled in favor of adding the former National League MVP.
According to TMZ Sports, the Yankees superstar outfielder is willing to change positions if it means signing Harper.
Judge told the reporter “Harper has got more speed than me, man, wherever he wants to play, we’ll make it work.”
This is exactly what Yankees fans need right now. Our franchise cornerstone saying “I will do whatever I need to do to make sure we add that huge bat in our lineup.” It’s music to our ears.
And what a fantastic addition it would be. Harper should be Brian Cashman’s dream player. A lefty power bat who can take advantage of the short porch in right field. He also has a propensity for getting on base and flashes a great glove in the field. He’s literally tailor-made for our ballpark and our analytic approach.
Along with Harper being a perfect fit as a player, he’s easily the most marketable star in the game today. If the Yankees gave him a $300 million contract they could make every cent of that back. They could even do it within 2 months on just jersey sales alone.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though. This isn’t the first time Judge has been outspoken on wanting to acquire a player. Fans will remember that earlier this year, the big man was warned by the league about tampering when he told Manny Machado that he would look good in pinstripes. So while Judge’s opinion may mean a lot to Yankees fans, it may not hold the weight necessary to persuade Hal Steinbrenner and Cashman to start backing up the Brinks trucks.
If one thing is clear it’s this: Everybody in New York wants to see Bryce Harper patrolling the outfield next to Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. The Yankees should make it happen.