Report: MLB investigating if Mets and Yankees illegally communicated about Aaron Judge

Nov 17, 2022

Aaron Judge is this offseason's biggest free agent prize, but the New York Mets reportedly aren't interested.

That is apparently enough to trigger an MLB investigation.

According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, the league has opened an investigation into whether comments from Mets sources in an SNY article about the Mets' hesitance to bid against the Yankees for Judge's services constitute a violation of its collective bargaining agreement.

The article in question was published to the website of the Mets' television affiliate on Nov. 3 and reportedly caught the interest of the MLB Players Association, which requested the commissioner's office to investigate whether improper communication occurred between Mets owner Steve Cohen and Yankees co-owner Hal Steinbrenner.

Source: Yahoo Sports