Zack Britton, a pitcher for the New York Yankees and a member of the steering committee of the MLB Players Association, assures that Aaron Judge is an example of the player who must wait several seasons to be rewarded with a millionaire contract.
For Britton, the wait that these young stars – like Judge or Juan Soto – have to go through is proof of the failures in the labor system.
“We’re talking about superstars, coming into the league and destroying it,” Britton noted in a conversation with Chris Rose on the “Chris Rose Rotation” podcast. These players, says the pitcher, must be offered better deals in less time.
Britton’s words refer to the 2017 season of Judge. In that year, he broke the home run record for a rookie in a year by hitting 52 home runs. However, for the following year, he received a raise of $ 100,000 and did not sign a multi-year pact.