Aaron Judge Contract Extension: Why the Yankees chose RF Free Agency

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During the lockout, a senior front office executive told me that when players fought for more money for young players, they already had a tool to achieve that goal.

“There are still five-year-old superstar players to ask [in arbitration] In large numbers, ”the source said. “Even if you win a low percentage of those cases, the victories set new precedents. Five-year players on the jury can compare themselves to players in any service class, so Tree Turner can compare himself to Francisco Linder, and those victories set the bar for the team behind them.

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