After weeks of uncertainty, the New York Mets were able to re-sign their 2011 first round pick, center fielder Brandon Nimmo to an eight-year, $162 million contract.
Nimmo is coming off a very strong 2022 season hitting .274 with 16 home runs and 64 rbi’s with an on base percentage of .367. He also set a career high in games played with 151 after only playing 9l games in 2021.
The deal comes weeks after other teams were expressing their own interests in Nimmo leading the Mets to wonder if they were able to contain their star outfielder. Teams like the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and the Colorado Rockies were rumored to be interested in adding Nimmo, but the Mets were able to get it done and keep their outfielder for the next eight years and hopefully the rest of his career.
In other Mets free agency news, they were also able to add more strength in their bullpen adding reliever David Robertson to a one-year, $12 million deal.
Robertson, who spent his first nine years with the Mets crossed town rivals, the Yankees and last year with the Phillies posting a 2.48 ERA in 54 appearances.
Steve Cohen is showing he’s not messing around with trying to reach the World Series. The winning window seems to be 3-5 years and keeping Nimmo and adding a strong bullpen arm like Robertson are moves that prove the Mets are right there with the Dodgers, Phillies and Braves as legit contenders in the National League.