After shedding to the San Diego Padres within the NL wild-card collection, the New York Mets are spending cash — plenty of it. They’ve dedicated almost $360 million to free brokers, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan, and made extra massive strikes than Yankees, their rivals for consideration within the Massive Apple.
The Mets spending spree began after they re-signed Edwin Diaz to the most important contract for a reliever, a five-year deal for $102 million.
After shedding longtime ace Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers, the Mets signed reigning AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander to a two-year, $86.7 million contract. Additionally they signed highly touted Japanese pitcher Kodai Senga.
The Mets have surpassed the luxurious tax threshold of $290 million. Followers should not be shocked by the workforce’s aggressiveness. When billionaire Steve Cohen purchased the workforce in 2020, he said his goal was to win the World Collection in “the following three to 5 years.”
The Mets big-money strikes conjure reminders of the outdated days in New York, when George Steinbrenner owned the Yankees. He earned a popularity for shelling out massive contracts to construct a winner and hog the highlight from the Mets.
Now owned by Hal Steinbrenner, George’s son, the Yankees haven’t been aggressive up to now this offseason, however they’ve shelled out enormous cash. Earlier this month, they signed franchise star Aaron Decide to a nine-year, $360 million contract.
The Yankees, who let beginning pitcher Jameson Taillon stroll in free company, could have just a few extra strikes in thoughts.
Jack Curry of YES tweeted that they’ve had curiosity in free-agent starter Carlos Rodon of the San Francisco Giants. The Yankees have additionally been linked to star shortstop Carlos Correa, who gained the World Collection with the Houston Astros in 2017, though they don’t seem to be alone in that pursuit, per Steve Phillips on the MLB Community.
The Yankees nonetheless may make massive strikes, however the Mets are the largest spenders within the Massive Apple up to now.