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The New York Mets’ next big-money pitcher isn’t Clayton Kershaw, but this free agent

The Major League Baseball lockout is now over 10 weeks old. With this work stoppage, not only players and fans but also MLB teams are troubled. During the lockout, no team or player can negotiate any agreement.

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With free agents like Carlos Correa, Clayton Kershaw and Freddie Freeman available on the MLB market, many teams are waiting for the lockdown to end before taking action. Apart from the Yankees, the New York Mets are also among the teams undergoing massive changes in their squad.

Earlier, there were reports that the Mets were interested in signing free agent Clayton Kershaw. But now the equation seems to have changed. Recent reports suggest the Mets have a strong interest in former White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon.

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New York Mets consider suing Carlos Rodon

Ever since the Mets hired Buck Showalter as manager, he’s been busy building the team. First, he brought in star pitcher and free agent Max Scherzer and his eyes are on fellow free agent Carlos Cordon.

According to Andy Martino of SNY-TV, this situation would not have occurred if Kevin Gausman, along with Max Scherzer, would have signed for the Mets before the lockout. To bring Gausman back to the Mets, Steven Cohen (the owner of the Mets) was personally involved. But, Gausman didn’t accept the offer and opted to go with the Toronto Blue Jays. And the need for another pitcher remained for the Mets.

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Earlier, reports suggested free agent Clayton Kershaw would be the Mets’ next target. But, given Kershaw’s massive price tag, the Mets shifted their interest to Carlos Rodon.

Carlos Rodon in MLB

The 29-year-old star pitcher made his Major League Baseball start in 2015 for the Chicago White Sox and played a total of seven seasons for them. However, his contract with the White Sox expired after the 2021 season and since then he has been a free agent. Rodon was a starting pitcher for the White Sox and if the Mets manage to land him. Then they won’t have to spend as much money as Clayton Kershaw.

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