The New York Mets and Brandon Nimmo have agreed to an 8 year deal that’s worth $162M, averaging roughly $20M per season and the deal contains a no-trade clause.
Nimmo, a Wyoming native, was drafted by the Mets in 2011, as their first rounder and 13th overall pick.
While many had doubts about Nimmo early on, he’s proved himself to be more than just an on-base machine. His power has increased dramatically over the last few years and he’s become a defensive presence in center field.
This is huge news for the Mets, as there were rumors swirling around about the Toronto Blue Jays and their interest in Nimmo.
This will allow the team to keep Marte in right field, hopefully protecting him from further injuries for the remainder of his contract.
Of course, Nimmo will continue to man down center field, as the captain amongst the outfielders, as well as lead-off with his “out of this world” on-base percentage.
This is absolutely a “feel-good” signing, keeping Nimmo in Orange and Blue for the rest of his career, just days after deGrom departed for Texas.
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