It is no secret that when is comes to Major League Baseball, New York is the sport’s focal point.
These two teams alone contribute to most of the major payrolls in the sport.
They also boast some of the highest paid players.
— Hank’s Yanks #TogetherBlue #NoQuitInNY (@fantasyfurnace) December 7, 2022
Both teams have a history of spending a lot to win.
While the Yankees have historically been known as that team, Mets owner Steve Cohen has shown a willingness to shovel money towards the team.
This spending has come with a distinct lack of success though, as it has been years since either has won a World Series.
The Yankees last won in 2009, and haven’t really been close since.
Meanwhile, the Mets made an appearance in the Fall Classic in 2015, but haven’t won since 1986.
With these massive contracts, both sides are looking to make a championship run within the next couple of years.
Are They Done?
With Spring Training over two months away, there are still moves to make for both sides.
While the Mets have already signed both Scherzer and closer Edwin Diaz, they may be in the market for another bat.
They will need to replace outfielder Brandon Nimmo, who appears to be leaving in free agency.
Expect them to try and add through the trade market.
The Yankees on the other hand seem to be far from done.
Their name has been in the mix for pitchers Carlos Rodon and Chris Bassitt, along with a variety of trade rumors.
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) December 5, 2022
Either way, each team has more money to spend and they likely will.