According to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, while the Mets didn’t win the bid for Yoshinobu Yamamoto, it’s still unclear whether New York will pursue Jordan Montgomery or Blake Snell.
Despite this, there is still confidence that the Mets will take the plunge, and Heyman wrote in the New York Post that it’s worth wondering whether team owner Steve Cohen will field a competitive team in his final year . under contract. Heyman adds that New York made a “great effort” to sign Yamamoto, but the Japanese right-hander might prefer to play on the West Coast. He adds that the Phillies have made a “real attempt” to sign Yamamoto and will still try to sign Snell or Montgomery.
In an interview with MLB Network, Heyman said the Red Sox, Phillies, Giants and Angels are also targeting Montgomery, adding that the left-hander’s return to the Yankees is “possible” and that the Bronx Bombers would like it , if it is possible.
As for Snell, Heyman says the Angels and Giants “make more sense” when it comes to the lefty and that he doesn’t envision Los Angeles-Anaheim offering more money than San Francisco.