MLB prohibited the Yankees from renegotiating Judge’s contract, as the Dodgers did with Ohtani.
The New York Yankees want to be no less than the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fight to make a big acquisition this MLB free agency. That’s why Bronx Coin tried to emulate what Aaron Judge did with his Hollywood counterpart, Shohei Ohtani.
After inking the two-way star last weekend for 10 years and $700 million, in a record deal in the sports world, the two sides “only” 2,000. 0000US$ agreed to defer salary of Japanese. 680,000,000US$ for the academic year 2024 to 2033 and between 2034 and 2043.
With the aforementioned arrangement, the Dodgers and Ohtani’s intent is for the team to have the economy in its payroll to sign other star players this offseason either in free agency or via trade.
However, the English edition of the Marca newspaper reported that MLB prevented the Yankees from doing so with Judge, who split the $360 million he agreed to remain in the Big Apple through December 2022 over nine years.
The argument from major league offices is that the Bombers hired the AL MVP a year ago, and the contract signed by the two sides can’t be changed much later.