The New York Mets have many players from their 101-win club last year destined for free agency. The headliners consist of Jacob deGrom, Edwin Diaz, Brandon Nimmo, and Chris Bassitt. Much conversation has surrounded these four in particular as to who the Mets should look to prioritize.
The good thing for the Mets is that when deGrom and Bassitt expectedly opt out of their contracts, money will come off the books and not be an issue. Steve Cohen will have the resources needed to keep at least two or potentially even three of these key assets if he and the Mets would like.
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Recent report states the Mets will place an emphasis on these two players:
Andy Martino, who covers the Mets for SNY, shared some recent buzz on the Mets’ plans for this upcoming free agency.
He stated that the Mets are emphasizing Diaz and Nimmo above the rest of their group of free agents. Martino did make known, however that the Mets are not stopping when it comes to retaining deGrom as well.
With Diaz specifically, Martino reported that he and the Mets are expected to keep constant communication as soon as free agency gets underway.
All in all, considering no one truly knows what deGrom wants, it is logical to see why the Mets supposedly are looking to keep Diaz and Nimmo. While the price will certainly not be cheap, the two are undoubtedly valuable to the Mets and still young players destined to enter their prime years. It is ultimately exciting to hear that the Mets are reportedly interested in re-signing them both.