Alex Rodriguez’s plan to fix the Mets will irk Yankees: ‘Get Juan Soto’

Alex Rodriguez has a simple plan for the Mets.

But it would come at the expense of his former team.

Ahead of the Yankees-Dodgers game on Saturday, Kevin Burkhardt asked on the Fox broadcast, “how do you fix the Mets?”

Rodriguez had one player in mind.

“Look, the Red Sox broke the curse with getting this guy,” Rodriguez said while pointing to David Ortiz. “Today’s ‘this guy’ is Juan Soto. You get Juan Soto in a three-year process and start again.”

Derek Jeter quickly chimed in.

Juan Soto
Juan Soto is in the midst of a brilliant first season with the Yankees. Bill Kostroun/New York Post

“[Yankees owner] Hal Steinbrenner is gonna have something to say about that,” Jeter said.

Soto is in the midst of a brilliant first season with the Yankees, but he’s notably set to be a free agent after the season.

That season has hit its first hiccup, as he’s missed the Yankees’ last two games with left forearm inflammation.

Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez had a simple plan to fix the Mets. Corey Sipkin for the NY POST

Manager Aaron Boone on Saturday did not rule out placing Soto on the injured list, but the injury is not expected to be serious.

Before Rodriguez suggested the Mets go all-out to sign Soto in the offseason, he elsewhere cautioned his old Yankees side that Mets owner Steve Cohen can “outbid everyone” and warned the Yankees not to let Soto even hit the open market.

“I always say, if you’re dating a girl that you love, then you wanna marry her, don’t let her become a free agent and that’s the same way I feel about Juan Soto,” Rodriguez said on “The Michael Kay Show” on Friday. “Do not let him become a free agent. Make your best offer now and put the best chips on the table. Do not wait for him to become a free agent.”

Before Rodriguez shared his plan, Ortiz gave a suggestion that Mets fans themselves likely would be against.

“Move to Oklahoma,” Ortiz joked. “Too much pressure here in New York. Playing under the shadow of the Yankees, I would move to Oklahoma.”

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