He told TMZ any time a team can add a player of Harper's caliber, it "is going to make them better". The Washington Nationals are said to be interested in bringing Harper back, but thus far, no real progress has been made for the former MVP.
Judge was asked who would move from right to center field in the event NY was able to add Harper to an already-crowded outfield. "Wherever he wants to play".
One issue though is that the Yankees are already stacked with outfielders, with Judge and Harper playing the same position. But I don't know. One reason teams might be wary of committing so much money to him over the course of a decade is his declining defense. In 2018, he had a.249 batting average with 34 home runs and 100 RBIs in 159 games. Clint Frazier and Jacoby Ellsbury are also outfield options off the bench.
Giancarlo Stanton also factors into the Yankees' outfield plans.
As for Harper, the 26-year-old has played 184 games in center field at the major league level, with 63 of those happening last year. Many of those chances came after Judge suffered a wrist injury that sidelined him about two months.
Given that the Giants are rarely shy to spend and have a fairly competitive roster, Harper could be a good fit in San Fran. Both of these players are All-Stars with great offensive talents and defensive abilities.
Aaron Boone isn't expecting the Yankees to make any more moves before spring training.
It has been a quiet winter in the Bay, with Derek Holland re-signing and Drew Pomeranz arriving as a free agent being the headline news. This sparked a controversy among teams looking to sign Machado, but with such a generational talent, teams will probably overlook the statement, even though they will take it into consideration. However, that may not happen now, as the landscape has changed with new teams in the mix. "Nolan Arenado's progress on a multi-year extension with the Rockies, which would remove him from next offseason's free-agent market if the deal gets completed, should remind the Yankees that a good plan today trumps a flawless plan for 270 tomorrows from now".
"I got nothing", Judge said. "So, it just all depends on where he wants to go".