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MLB Insider Thinks Yankees Will Steal Top Free Agent From Mets

Adam Taylor McKillop
New York Mets fans will hate this insider's choice for a New York Yankees' offseason priority.
New York Mets fans will hate this insider's choice for a New York Yankees' offseason priority. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Both of the New York baseball teams had a fun summer before things came crashing down in October. The New York Mets and Yankees combined for 200 regular season wins, but both failed to reach the ultimate goal of a World Series after early playoff departures.

As with the other 26 teams eliminated from contention, both the Mets and Yankees have some work to do this offseason, beginning with decisions on their upcoming free agent class.

Yankees insider Jon Heyman wrote a column of how he thinks the Yankees should address the offseason, and his one choice for a free agent signing will drive Mets fans insane.

Heyman believes the Yankees should target the best closer in baseball, Edwin Diaz, and sign him away from the crosstown rival Mets. Injuries to the Yankees bullpen was one of a couple of reasons the team's World Series hopes came up short, and Heyman asks "why not sign the game’s best closer?"

There's no doubt that locking up Diaz will be a priority for Steve Cohen and the Mets. His incredible 1.31 ERA (and 32 saves) lifted a unit with average depth to the 10th-best bullpen ERA (3.55) in baseball. Taking that stellar performance out of the equation would have resulted in a below-average ranking for Buck Showalter's squad.

Not to mention, the idea of hearing Timmy Trumpet on a nightly basis in Yankee Stadium is a picture that Mets fans cannot even begin to stomach.

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