Whether it’s a legit report or just posturing from the Mets, SNY’s Andy Martino tweeted that the price to acquire Willson Contreras is seen as too high and that talks between the Cubs and Mets “never really ignited.” This is really the same thing we’ve been hearing all along, though the deadline is less than 90 minutes away as of post time and Contreras is in the Cubs’ lineup.
Price on Willson Contreras would have to come down “a lot” for Mets to get him before 6, per source. Mets and Cubs talked have never really ignited
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) August 2, 2022
Can you imagine if the Cubs end up not trading him after all the emotional interviews and farewell embraces?