KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Aaron Decide’s price ticket may be going up.
The Yankees slugger’s torrid stretch continued Sunday afternoon, when he crushed a mammoth 453-foot homer within the prime of the primary to useless heart at Kauffman Stadium because the workforce appeared to win its ninth straight sport and sweep the Royals.
The shot, which had an exit velocity of 114 mph, in response to Statcast, landed properly above the wall in heart and was simply the most recent blast delivered by Decide.
Decide, who turned 30 final month, has now homered in his final three video games, 4 of 5 and 6 of eight.
He entered Sunday in a 12-for-35 sizzling streak over his earlier 9 video games, and his OPS has gone from .733 to 1.014.
All of it comes after Decide turned down a seven-year, $213.5 million extension throughout spring coaching and may turn out to be a free agent following the season.
The $30.5 million AAV was barely above what Mookie Betts of the Dodgers is due in his 12-year, $365 million deal and trailing solely Mike Trout’s $35.54 million AAV in his 12-year, $426.5 million contract with the Angels — the very best all-time for an outfielder.
Decide put an Opening Day deadline on negotiations for an extension and the 2 sides nonetheless have to fulfill for an arbitration listening to through the common season because of the MLB lockout. Decide is looking for $21 million for this season, whereas the Yankees provided $17 million.
“Clearly our intent is to have Aaron Decide keep as a New York Yankee shifting ahead and I do know that’s his intent as properly, which is an efficient factor,” common supervisor Brian Cashman mentioned on Opening Day, after the two sides failed to come up with a deal. “We’re going to need to be getting into these efforts in a brand new enviornment, which might be on the finish of the season when free company begins. Perhaps that may decide what his actual market worth will likely be, as a result of we definitely couldn’t agree at this stage on a contract extension.”