After a potential trade between the Mets and the Yankees for Jay Bruce did not get done, information regarding previous failed trades was revealed.
The Yankees were attempting to get outfielder Jay Bruce from the Mets. Instead he ended up being traded to Cleveland.
After that, the two rivals decided to see who could be the most petty and passive aggressive about the situation.
Reports started to come out that the Yankees had made a better offer than Cleveland.
the yankees were in on jay bruce, but sources say they wanted mets to pay some of the $ remaining. indians will pay rest of $.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 10, 2017
Yankees did indeed offer multiple prospects for Jay Bruce. Mets chose to deal with Cleveland instead.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) August 10, 2017
Then the Mets opinions on the situation started to come out.
A Mets official on the Bruce to the Yankees talks: "If they would give us something of [bleeping] value, maybe we would make a deal."— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 10, 2017
Also, the Mets evidently were not happy that the Yankees, with their $200 M-plus payroll, wouldn't absorb all of Bruce's salary.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 10, 2017
Another Mets offficial: "When we were looking for players last year, the Yankees weren't exactly rushing to return our calls."— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 10, 2017
As others have said, the Mets had a deal with the Yankees killed on July 31 for Neil Walker because of medicals.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 10, 2017
Mets believe that the Yankees killed the Walker deal once they acquired Sonny Gray and used Walker's medicals as a back-out tactic.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 10, 2017
These two teams will get a chance to work out their problems when the face off four times next week. The Yankees host the first two games and the Mets will host the last two.
With the front offices not getting along, it could add some intensity to the rivalry. It seems unlikely that any trades will be happening between these two though.