The New York Yankees and New York Mets appear to be in some hot water after a story was released by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic about potential violations of the CBA that the two teams may have committed when talking to free agent outfielder Aaron Judge.
On Twitter, MLB columnist David Lennon posted a statement from Commissioner Rob Manfred on the matter.
Manfred stated that he believes that the Yankees and Mets did not cross any lines.
However, fans are having none of it, and one fan responded to Lennon by saying that Manfred has ultimately failed in properly punishing teams for violations.
— esperanza (@eramos777) November 17, 2022
MLB Fans Call Out Manfred
A perfect example of this to back up what was said in the tweet was the fact that Manfred did not come down hard on the Houston Astros after the sign-stealing scandal from 2017 came to light.
Manfred also did not give the Boston Red Sox a harsh punishment for their 2018 sign-stealing scandal.
says the person who refused to punish the the Astros players who cheated
even if it were to be true, nothing would happen
— Adam Beckwith (@damBeckwith) November 17, 2022
The only thing that Manfred has been steadfast on in terms of punishments is his opinion that Pete Rose should not be in the Hall of Fame due to his constant betting on games.
Unfortunately, that is the reality of how Manfred has gone about punishing teams who have crossed lines.
The Astros and Red Sox were hardly punished, and the Yankees and Mets have also seemingly gotten off easily with their recent scandals.
So he is guaranteeing the outcome before the investigation even happens? I mean this is just blatant corruption by manfred, yanks and mets.
— Soldier of God (@SoliderofGod6) November 17, 2022
The fact of the matter is that Manfred’s reign as commissioner has been full of controversy and that certain teams have not been punished harshly enough for their wrongdoings.