Since the start of the offseason, New York Mets centerfielder, now free agent, Brandon Nimmo, has been busy. The 29-year-old reportedly met with multiple teams and has generated some very strong interest throughout the league.
Knowing the Mets lineup concerns that lingered throughout 2022, keeping a consistent, reliable, everyday player like Nimmo is undoubtedly important. What will make things such a challenge for the Mets is the competitive market that he is rumored to already have.
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A handful of reported teams in on Mets OF Brandon Nimmo:
Listed teams with interest in Nimmo from Jon Heyman of The New York Post are the San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays. Heyman made known that there are “many” teams in on him and that the Mets are “of course” trying to keep him.
This report also follows up on the suggested strong interest that the New York Yankees have had in Nimmo, too. However, he would likely only be a viable option for the Yankees if Aaron Judge goes elsewhere this offseason.
Other insiders have shared teams who reportedly want Nimmo as well. Jon Morosi of MLB Network suggested that the Blue Jays are a perfect fit. Andy Martino of SNY, made note of the Colorado Rockies as an interested team as well.
The good thing to be encouraged by is that, by most accounts, the Mets seem motivated to retain their centerfielder. For the Mets’ sake, they simply have to hope that the market for Nimmo does not get too expensive, which could, unfortunately, be the case.