Mets Have Busy Black Friday Signing Spree; Cap Off Week With Even More Rumors
The New York Mets had a huge signing spree on Black Friday as they sign three players from Free Agency on multi-year contracts. The Mets team started off by signing infielder Eduardo Escobar on a two-year, $20MM guarantee with a club option for the 2024 season. In 2021 between the D-Backs and the Brewers Escobar had splits of .253/.314/.472 at the plate. Following the Escobar deal the Mets then went for outfielder Mark Canha who is an on base machine, not really known for this hitting we have seen Canha me a master at working the walk as he held a .358 OBP% with his overall splits being .231/.358/.387, The Mets get Canha who can play all three outfield positions on a two-year $26.5M deal with a third-year option. The New York Mets ended their Black Friday spree at the very last second as it was announced around 11:55pm on the East Coast that the Mets have signed CF Starling Marte. Marte was regarded to be the best free agent outfielder this offseason, New York picks him up for $78M on a four-year deal. Marte had splits of .310/.383/.458 over his time with both the Marlins and Athletics in 2021.
The Mets are now showing interest in pitching which they desperately need as they are putting a heavy amount of interest in pitchers Max Scherzer and Kevin Gausman as the December 1st lockout approaches. It is expected that both pitchers will sign with a team before the lockout.