Barry Bonds Shares What Aaron Judge Should Do in Free Agency

As Aaron Judge inches closer to the American League’s single-season home run record, former Giants star Barry Bonds hopes the Yankees outfielder surpasses the mark and joins his former team next season.

Judge crushed his 60th home run of the season on Tuesday, tying Babe Ruth for the second-most homers by a Yankee in a single season. The four-time All-Star still trails Roger Maris, who holds the franchise’s single-season record with 61 home runs.

Bonds, on the other hand, holds the MLB record for most home runs (73) in a single season which he set back in 2001. Not only did Bonds recently encourage Judge to go forth in pursuit of his record, the 14-time All-Star would love to see Judge in a Giants’ uniform next season.

“I hope he [Judge] signs here,” Bonds told Sportico’s Barry Bloom. “Can it happen? I do not know. It depends on what the Yankee payroll is. But we would love to have him, I’ll tell you that.”

After Judge completes a historic season, he will become a free agent. During the spring ahead of the 2022 MLB season, the Yankees offered Judge a seven-year, $213.5 million extension. However, he turned it down.

In doing so, Judge has put together a season for the ages as well as left the door open for different possibilities concerning his future. If the decision were left to Bonds, Judge would be crushing home runs in the Bay Area.

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