MLB: Mets make moves to strengthen their outfield

27 November 2021 22:23:42 GMTPlus10
The Mets have made major moves

The New York Mets made a triple-signing in one day, agreeing terms with outfielders Starling Marte and Mark Canha plus infielder Eduardo Escobar.

The Mets are 7/2 to win the 2022 World Series, something they have failed to do since 1986.

Owner Steve Cohen has been quiet recently in making big-money signings, having been annoyed with the agent of former Mets star Steven Matz prior to the pitcher signing for the Los Angeles Angels.

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The Mets have required a need for the outfield, though and they have acquired arguably the best outfielder on the free-agent market in Marte.

The deal is a four-year, $78million and the 33-year-old has been a Mets target ever since he was at the Pittsburgh Pirates. He hit .310 batting average with 12 home runs and 47 stolen bases for the Miami Marlins and Oakland A’s this past season.

The deal for Canha is two-year $26million with an option for a third year and Escobar is for $20million over two seasons. All deals are medicals depending.

Mets now have outfield options

The Mets will now have a strong outfield, Marte is a centre-fielder and that will push Brandon Nimmo to left-field with Canha into right-field.

Canha hit 17 home runs in 141 games with the Oakland Athletic’s last season, his seven-year career with the A’s coincided with them reaching the post-season three times.

Escobar made the All-Star team last year with a more than decent season hitting .253 with 28 home runs and 90 RBI’s for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Milwaukee Brewers, making the post-season with the Brew Crew last season.

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