At $150 million, it became Springer or Conforto for the New York Mets

And the Mets chose wisely

It looks like George Springer will sign a 6 year contract for $150 million with the Toronto Blue Jays.

We’re disappointed as much as anyone. I’ve been a huge fan of his since I had him on a fantasy baseball team at the friendly price of $1 his rookie season. His budget friendly salary helped me win that league a few years later.

But, as the years went on, and the price to keep Springer on my team grew, I moved on from him, for cheaper options.

And the Mets were right to do the same.

When I started to look at this offseason, I first thought the Mets might hate to pick between signing free agent George Springer or extending current Mets right fielder, Michael Conforto.

Conforto is a free agent after this season.

Once it was clear Springer was firm on a 6 year contract, I thought it could be more of a Springer or Nimmo thing, and I was ok with that.

Springer could play CF for 2 years, while the on-base machine, Brandon Nimmo patrols left. Once Nimmo can be a free agent, after 2022, Springer moves to left, and the Mets look for a new center fielder.

Once Springer’s offer hit $150 million though, at $25 AAV, it was going to be tough to sign Springer, extend Conforto, and still have a competitive team for years.

It hurts, but the Mets made the right decision.

Our next post? Why the Mets should now focus on Marcel Ozuna for left field (fight us in the comment section, if you dare)