'Word around' that Aaron Judge will be pursued by NL powerhouse? The Los Angeles Dodgers have cleared some salary, and some think it could be a harbinger of a potentially huge move.

New York Post baseball reporter Jon Heyman said Friday that people believe the Dodgers are preparing to make a move for free agent Aaron Judge.

Heyman cited all the salary the Dodgers lost as part of the reasoning behind this reasoning.

The Dodgers declined to offer Cody Bellinger a contract and declined to sign Justin Turner. In addition, Trea Turner, Craig Kimbrel,

Tyler Anderson, Andrew Heaney, and David Price became free agents after the season. Anderson has already signed elsewhere.

That adds up to nearly $100 million in payroll shed by the Dodgers. That would give them plenty of flexibility to pursue Judge,

who hit 62 home runs for the Yankees and won the AL MVP. The Yankees said they offered Judge a new contract. The San Francisco Giants are expected to make a big splash on Judge.

The Dodgers could join as well. If the Dodgers, Yankees, and Giants go head-to-head for Judge, his contract could end up being astronomical.