Disallowing an extreme change in between now and the 5 p.m. finalizing deadline, the New York Mets do not plan to sign first-round choice Kumar Rocker, sources tell me and @kileymcd.
While an 11th-hour deal is always possible, sources state its not likely.
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— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 1, 2021.
The New York Mets are not anticipated to sign Kumar Rocker before the due date.
While Rocker and the Mets had concurred to a $6 million offer, Passan is reporting that an elbow issue was exposed in Rockers physical. New York has decided to move on from the former Vanderbilt standout since of this.
Rocker was long anticipated to be the No. 1 overall choice in the draft, however he slipped a little and fell to the Mets at No. 10. Must the Mets certainly pass on inking Rocker, the club would receive the No. 11 pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, per Passan.
As for Rocker, he might end up going back to Vanderbilt for next season, or he might potentially go and play professionally overseas. All of this was unforeseen, but elbow issues sure are absolutely nothing to gloss over. This is why the Mets have actually made such a hard decision.
With the deadline coming on Sunday, Passans sources are informing him that New Yorks front office is so concerned with Rockers elbow concerns, theyre not all set to take a danger and ink him to a big-time contract.
As for Rocker, he could wind up going back to Vanderbilt for next season, or he might possibly go and play professionally overseas. All of this was unanticipated, but elbow concerns sure are nothing to gloss over. This is why the Mets have actually made such a tough decision.
This naturally is a bit of a downer for Rocker and the Mets, as he had high expectations for the club down the road. Now, his future is a bit in limbo moving forward.
Kumar Rocker (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images).
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In a wild turn of events, the New York Mets do not look like theyll be signing first-round choice Kumar Rocker before the due date on Sunday..
For New York Mets fans who were dreaming of seeing star right-handed pitcher Kumar Rocker take the bump at Citi Field, it doesnt look like thats going to occur. In a bit of some sensational news, ESPN insider Jeff Passan is reporting that the team is unlikely to sign him.