The New York Mets signed pitcher Yefry Ramirez over the weekend. However, that doesn’t mean that it is the only news and rumor related to the team in the last few hours.
Brandon Nimmo, one of the most underappreciated players in the game, received a high grade from MLB.com. Marcus Stroman showed fans and players alike some of his peculiar offseason workouts.
Here are the New York Mets’ news and rumors of the day:
MetsMerizedonline.com (via MLB Network): Brandon Nimmo figures to start regularly in center field for the Mets against right-handed pitchers. And while Jake Marisnick will handle the position vs. southpaws, Nimmo still figures to play in the corners if needed.
MLB.com named the outfielder with the stellar walk rate (18.1 BB% last season) as the ninth-best center fielder in the league. Nimmo checked in just before the New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner.
Nimmo will play regularly and figures to be one of the most valuable Mets. His excellent OBP skills, wheels and occasional power will play up at the top of the lineup.
He offered, via his official Twitter account, details of his curious offseason workout. He posted a video on Twitter of himself doing a bear crawl while balancing a glass of wine on his back.
“Stability god. Proper bear crawl while balancing some vintage vino placed on a valslide. Proximal stability equals distal mobility!” he tweeted.
MetsMerizedOnline.com: The folks at MetsMerizedOnline.com calculated the projected value of each of the nine Mets’ arbitration-eligible players. They used ZiPS’ fWAR projections available on Fangraphs and calculated the cost of each win above replacement at $8 million.
We encourage you to check the link above, but just so you have a sneak peak, Noah Syndergaard came with the most value, at $30.4 million. The outfielder Michael Conforto registered the same number.