Simply: Probably not.
The 21-year-old Cuban defector looks like he’ll be making headlines until he signs, but it’s unlikely he’ll land in Flushing.
Chapman is asking for somewhere between $40 and $60 million, according to David Lennon.
If that’s the case, count the Mets out. With something like $30 million coming off the payroll this season, the Mets have too many other things to deal with.
For all of those that have high hopes of Chapman and Mr. Met arm in arm, it might be time to set your sights a little lower. Or a lot lower.