All people is aware of New York Yankees slugger Aaron Decide is the final word prize within the 2022-23 MLB free company interval.
The Yanks are nonetheless thought-about favorites to re-sign him, nevertheless it’s additionally attainable he leaves.
Freddie Freeman left the Atlanta Braves, for instance.
It’s not inconceivable Decide finally ends up elsewhere.
And, all people is aware of the New York Mets may afford him in the event that they needed him.
Just a few days in the past, nonetheless, the Mets reiterated their place to not pursue Decide.
Andy Martino of SNY reported this a couple of days in the past: “Speaking to Mets individuals about this all by way of the 12 months, the staff in Queens sees Decide as a Yankee, uniquely tailor-made to be an icon of their uniform, stadium and branding efforts. House owners Steve Cohen and Hal Steinbrenner take pleasure in a mutually respectful relationship, and don’t anticipate to upend that with a high-profile bidding conflict.”
The Mets won’t be combating the Yankees for Aaron Decide:
“The one manner individuals concerned can see the Mets altering course and pursuing Decide can be if the Yankees someway declared themselves completely out of the bidding.” (through @martinonyc) https://t.co/U1wbmcvmiF pic.twitter.com/q6a8WUVdlh
— SNY (@SNYtv) November 3, 2022
MLB Is Investigating
MLB, consequently, opened an investigation to find out whether or not the feedback from Mets sources within the SNY article about their hesitance to bid in opposition to the Yankees for Decide might be seen as a violation of the collective bargaining settlement (CBA).
The MLB Gamers Affiliation was the one requesting the league to analyze.
In principle, two homeowners having an settlement for one among them to not pursue one among their free brokers can and must be seen as a CBA violation, or collusion.
Nevertheless, the league will decide if the connection described falls into that class.
Apparently, it doesn’t.
“Rob Manfred mentioned #MLB has began investigating claims of collusion between #Yankees and #Mets on Decide, however he’s “completely assured the golf equipment behaved in a manner that was according to the (CBA) settlement,” David Lennon tweeted.
Rob Manfred mentioned #MLB has began investigating claims of collusion between #Yankees and #Mets on Decide, however he is “completely assured the golf equipment behaved in a manner that was according to the (CBA) settlement.”
— David Lennon (@DPLennon) November 17, 2022
That’s not the official results of the investigation, which is believed to be ongoing, however Manfred’s remarks make it sound unlikely there can be a penalty.