The MLB launched an inquiry into possible collusion between the New York Yankees and New York Mets during Aaron Judge’s free agency, which may have had a negative effect on the 30-year-old player’s market.
As was previously mentioned, the Players Association expressed concern about a potential conspiracy after an SNY TV piece revealed that the Yankees and Mets had decided to side with Judge rather than compete for him. According to the story, Steve Cohen and Hal Steinbrenner have a cordial relationship and don’t anticipate a public bidding battle to change that.
The Players Association contacted the Commissioner’s Office to look into the situation and conduct its due diligence because of the history of collusion in the MLB. After all, it is a breach of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and there also seems to have been a misunderstanding between the two sides.
However, the MLB’s inquiry revealed no evidence to support the charges of collusion.”Our inquiry is over. Furthermore, we have informed the MLBPA that there is no foundation for any charge of collusion, according to a top MLB executive quoted by TIME.
The MLB Players Association has not yet responded to the most recent development, but it is still possible that the organization will seek arbitration from a third party.
Aaron Judge is still on his free-agent search. Recently landed in San Francisco and reportedly have a Tuesday matchup against the San Francisco Giants. It is unknown how much the Yankees slugger will earn, but it is anticipated that he would fetch a hefty sum.