I’m not sure if the New York Mets front office had their hopes set on signing former MVP Cody Bellinger, especially with the tremendous amount of uncertainty surrounding outfielder Brandon Nimmo. However, if they did, you can consider those hopes and expectations to now be crushed.
Bellinger, a true lefty that plays first base, as well as all three outfield positions, has inked a one year deal with the Chicago Cubs.
Bellinger’s deal is worth $17.5M however, he will be paid $12M for the upcoming 2023 season. The deal is equipped with a mutual option for 2024, as well as a $5.5M buyout, which will likely be utilized instead of the mutual option for the following season.