Geoff Block is a South Carolina investment executive who manages a large portfolio of hedge funds and real estate ventures. An avid sports fan, Geoff Block calls the New York Yankees his favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team.
Hoping to maintain their core group of players long-term, the Yankees signed outfielder Aaron Hicks to a seven-year, $70 million contract extension on February 25, 2019. The contract also has a club option for the 2026 season and includes a $1-million assignment bonus if Hicks is traded to another team.
The 29-year-old signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the club in January 2018 and thrived as the team’s starting center fielder. Through 137 regular-season games, Hicks established career-best figures in home runs (27) and RBIs (79).
Originally selected 14th overall by the Minnesota Twins in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft, Hicks made his big-league debut with the Twins in 2013. He struggled through his first three seasons with the team and managed only a .225 batting average to go along with 20 home runs and 78 RBIs. However, his production has improved consistently in each of the subsequent three seasons with the Yankees.