Steve Cohen could ‘torture Yankees’ over Aaron Judge free agency

A New York warfare for Aaron Decide?

Fox Sports activities reporter Ken Rosenthal floated the chance throughout Thursday night time’s broadcast of the Mets’ win over the Pirates at Citi Discipline.

“I don’t assume something is loopy in terms of free company,” Rosenthal said when requested if there was any likelihood the Mets might pursue the Yankees slugger in free company this offseason.

“With Decide, Steve Cohen is a traditional Mets fan. I grew up right here, and what Mets followers love most is to torture the Yankees. So, even when he can’t get Decide, I’ve a tough time imagining he’ll under no circumstances make a bid or no less than present curiosity. If solely to drive up the value for the Yankees. And if the Mets season doesn’t finish as efficiently as they need it to, why wouldn’t they be interested by Aaron Decide?”

Decide has turn into the subject du jour across the sport as he chases house run historical past. The slugger is sitting at 57 homers, 4 wanting Roger Maris’ American League mark. Might it’s Decide’s final likelihood to chase AL historical past? The dialog round him will shift as soon as the season ends and he turns into the most important free agent in baseball.

Aaron Decide in the course of the Yankees’ win over the Purple Sox on Sept. 14, 2022.
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Every part to find out about Aaron Decide and his chase for the house run document:

Whereas Rosenthal stated he nonetheless thinks Decide will return to The Bronx, he famous that free company might be unpredictable. And Cohen’s deep pockets make the Mets a risk for any big-name free agent. There’s additionally the difficulty of the Yankees’ failed talks with Decide earlier than the season.

Decide’s camp had set an Opening Day deadline for contract talks and as soon as they failed, GM Brian Cashman introduced the phrases of the deal — seven years, $213.5 million — that Decide turned down.

“He was not happy when the Yankees introduced what they supplied him round Opening Day,” Rosenthal stated. “Who is aware of how this goes? If the Yankees supply him what he desires, sure he stays. If they don’t or it turns into a scenario leaping in and wooing him, then possibly he goes. I might wager on the Yankees, however with free company you possibly can by no means make certain.”

Steve Cohen watches Mets batting practice on Aug. 31, 2022.
Steve Cohen watches Mets batting observe on Aug. 31, 2022.

What we do know is that Decide turning down the deal and betting on himself will repay handsomely. Whether or not or not the 30-year-old’s profession season turns into a historic one, he has set himself up for an enormous payday.

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