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MLB fans react to report that Rob Manfred believes alleged collusion between New York Yankees and New York Mets is too hard to prove 

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays
New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

Major League Baseball opened an investigation into the New York Yankees and the New York Mets last week. They were trying to find out if the two clubs were in collusion in regard to top free agents. It was reported that the Mets were not interested in getting into a bidding war with the Yankees for Aaron Judge.

After the league conducted its investigation, they reportedly found no evidence of the teams colluding. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred stated that it would be too difficult to prove.

Mets not going for Judge, and Yanks not in big for deGrom. But collusion would be hard to provenypost.com/2022/11/24/why…

This all stemmed from a report by Andy Martino of SNY. He stated that the New York Mets were unlikely to pursue Judge, in part because of mutual respect between the team's two owners.

Fans from both sides are ready for this to be over. They thought the investigation was a witchhunt from the beginning. They're certain their teams did nothing wrong and followed all of the rules.

"Cleared of all charges... no further questions," one fan explained.
@JonHeyman cleared of all charges … no further questions
"Impossible to prove," said another.
@JonHeyman Impossible to prove.
@JonHeyman Meaning Andy was wrong again..
@JonHeyman Media creates an issue with innuendo, then instead of reporting on it if they have the facts, or rescinding if they don’t, they explain it away with a burden of proof. Anything to avoid putting themselves in an uncomfortable position.
@JonHeyman MLB literally cleared them this narrative is over
@JonHeyman Here we go again with this nonsense, @zanyNYRgirl @scottbrennan13
@JonHeyman Collusion?More media sensationalism.If teams don’t follow what so called journalists dictate then it’s collusion?LOL
@JonHeyman They announced it a few dayss ago. Late+ratio

Some fans believe this was created by the media to stir things up. They're disappointed with the way the whole thing came about.

Other fans questioned the timing of the post. The league cleared the two teams days ago, and they would have liked for this to have come out when others reported on it.

The New York Mets and the New York Yankees target improved 2023 season

NY Mets v Atlanta Braves
NY Mets v Atlanta Braves

Both the New York Mets and the New York Yankees are expected to be heavily involved in the free-agent market. They're looking to build upon the successful 2022 season they had.

The New York Mets almost won the NL East. They had the same record as the Atlanta Braves to end the regular season, but lost the tie-breaker. They ended up losing to the San Diego Padres in the wild card round, but it was a step in the right direction.

The New York Yankees won their division, but were taken out by the Houston Astros in the ALCS. It wasn't what they were hoping for, but Houston's pitching proved to be too much for them to handle.

Both teams will come out in 2023 looking for revenge. It will be interesting to see what pieces these teams add in the off-season to make them better.

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Edited by Gaelin Leif
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