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The New York Yankees are ready to offer Carlos Rodon a four or five year contract but the All-Star pitcher is looking for a seven-year deal. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images


  • A mystery team has reportedly joined the chase for the services of Carlos Rodon
  • Rodon is seeking a seven-year deal, something that has gotten clubs interested
  • The New York Yankees are willing to offer Rodon a lucrative deal

Carlos Rodon is one of the remaining names in the MLB free agent market, and there are a couple of teams interested in acquiring him.

However, it appears there is another unnamed mystery team who is joining the chase.

So far, the only known teams linked to Rodon are the San Francisco Giants and the New York Yankees.

Nothing has gone down as of this writing, and it appears there is a third team who has joined the race.

Although the identity of that team has yet to be officially known, many are suggesting that the mystery team is the St. Louis Cardinals.

"There's a mystery team in on Rodon, and it's believed to be the Cardinals (so maybe it's not such a great mystery after all)," Jon Heyman of the MLB Network suggested.

Although this remains unverified, a look at the Cardinals lineup indicates that it makes sense.

St. Louis does need a top-end starter to lead their rotation, something that cropped up following the departure of Jose Quintana who is now with the New York Mets.

The Cardinals made a big splurge to add Wilson Contreras, but it is possible that they are not done retooling just yet.

But until that gets some clarity, the Giants and Yankees remain the only known teams in pursuit of the two-time All-Star pitcher.

Regardless, the only thing certain is that Rodon is going to get a huge payday this offseason.

The only question though is who between the Giants, Yankees, or the "mystery team" will be able to convince the prolific pitcher to sign on the dotted line.

Rodon is reportedly seeking a seven-year deal according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

It seems this has become the cause of delay with several teams not too keen on agreeing to a deal that long with the All-Star pitcher.

The Yankees are allegedly only open to a four or five-year deal scenario.

Another team linked to Rodon is the Boston Red Sox.

According to reporter Marino Pepen, Boston is interested but the level of interest is not clear.

Last season, Rodon tossed 132 2/3 innings in 2021 with a 2.37 ERA and an excellent 34.6% strikeout rate.

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Carlos Rodon remains one of the big names in MLB free agency with at least three teams interested in his services. Getty Images | Jonathan Daniel