3 Reasons Why the SF Giants will not get Aaron Judge in free agency
Reason #1: The ballpark
It is no secret that at least part of the reason why the Giants have struggled to lure big name free agent hitters to the confines of Oracle Park is because the park is notorious for being pitcher-friendly.
Many were probably been influenced by years of paltry offensive numbers from the Giants which only convinced them that the cool air of San Francisco and odd dimensions of the ballpark would prevent them from putting up robust numbers at the plate.
Despite this reputation, it is possible that Oracle Park is not as much Kryptonite to hitters as previously thought. Take, for instance, the fact that the Giants led the National League in home runs last season despite playing half their games at Oracle.
This could be used in an argument by the Giants' front office that high offensive numbers are still a possibility even with the poor reputation the park may have among hitters.
However, I think that the reputation of Oracle as too pitcher-friendly will ultimately sway Judge. It is likely he wants to keep putting up high home run numbers and may be spooked by Oracle's reputation and opt for a place that is more hitter-friendly.
This is only one reason why Judge will not sign with the SF Giants in free agency.