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New York Mets’ Bizarre Signing After Failed Aaron Judge and Carlos Correa Deals Leaves Fans Befuddled

Published 05/09/2023, 2:46 PM EDT

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Baseball season is back in full swing after an interesting off-season. Among the many trades and trade rumors, Carlos Correa and Aaron Judge were perhaps among the most talked about entities. While Judge was pursued by many, he ultimately remained in pinstripes. Correa oscillated from team to team. At one point, he was even signing with the New York Mets. But after that deal failed, the shortstop went back to the Twins and the Mets were left feeling the absence of a star player.

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Of course, their lineup has no shortage of amazing players currently. But with some struggles behind the plate, the Mets have still been on the lookout for talent. Now, it seems like they’ve finally found someone, who just so happens to have played in New York before.

Gary Sanchez signs a minor league contract with the New York Mets


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Gary Sanchez is a former catcher for the New York Yankees, with whom he played from 2015-2021. He burst on the MLB scene as a promising talent, even winning Rookie of the Month in his debut season. After a brief stint with the Minnesota Twins, Sanchez played Triple A for the San Francisco Giants. However, after the 2020 season, the catcher has struggled with putting up numbers.

Opting out of his Giants contract to become a free agent on May 2nd, Sanchez is now joing the New York Mets on another Minor League contract. While the current plan is a Triple A assignment, the Mets are reportedly hoping to bring him up to the big leagues soon.


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Sanchez also apparently received an offer from the Los Angeles Angels but he’s going back to New York. But is the new borough ready to welcome him?

Are New York fans ready to welcome Sanchez back?

When Talkin’ Baseball announced the news on Twitter, the post received varied reactions. Some fans mocked the fact that the Mets couldn’t sign Correa.

Some questioned this decision as well as Sanchez’s talents.

Some Angels fans also made their presence felt, although in opposing reactions.

At the Triple A level with the Giants, Sanchez slashed .164/.319/.182 in 69 plate appearances. Given his recent performance, Mets fans are enraged.

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What do you think about this recent signing? Do you think Sanchez will be able to go back to his glory days?

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Arunima Bhanot

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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Her tryst with MLB was accidental, but what followed was nothing short of a pursuit of excellence. Arunima's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks on multiple occasions, highlighting her exceptional attention to detail and insightful coverage.