MLB Rumors: Taillon Linked To Yankees Rival

With major league baseball investigating the New York Yankees and New York Mets for possible 'improper communication' on free agents, it appears that the two teams are out to prove that they are not in cahoots. 
Earlier we got news that the Yankees might be in on a big Mets free agent, and now we're also hearing that the Mets are showing interest in Yankees free agent Jameson Taillon. 

Ken Rosenthal reports in The Athletic that his sources tell him that the folks from Queens "have been in contact with" the 31-year-old right-hander Taillon.

The Mets have three starters on the free agent market—Jacob deGrom, Chris Bassitt and Taijuan Walker—so they certainly might have some needs to fill if they can't re-sign them. 

Taillon had a nice year in his second season in the Bronx, going 14-5 with a 3.91 ERA along with a 1.13 WHIP and a sparkling 151:32 K/BB ratio. 

The 6-year veteran just turned 31, as is a free agent for the first time in his career. He missed almost all of 2019 and 2020 after Tommy John surgery. He has a career 3.84 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP. Because the Yankees did not make him the qualifying offer, there is no draft pick compensation attached to signing him. 

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