NEW YORK – When Steve Cohen bought the Mets, he warned the public that he and team officials would not “spend like drunken sailors” in pursuit of an improved roster just two years ago. For two winters, Cohen maintained that ideal and kept his spending (relatively) modest.
Then everything changed. So far this offseason, the Mets have committed a major league record $806.1 million to his agent for free, and he has more than six deals signed. It’s hard to keep track of everything, so let’s take a look at all the big leaguers the Mets have added since the World Series.
*Deals marked with an asterisk are not yet official and are unconfirmed by the team.
3B Carlos Correa12 years, $315 million *
Correa, an offseason stunner, 12-year contract with Mets Thirteen years later, his $350 million contract with the Giants fell through, citing concerns about his body. Correa plays as third baseman for the Mets, and Francisco He forms a strong left flank in the infield with Lindor.
of Brandon Nemo8 years, $162 million
A fan favorite in Flushing, Nemo returned to the Mets to sign the highest-paid contract of the offseason after attracting interest from teams like the Giants and Yankees. He’s been with the organization for his 12 years already and could well be a Met for his lifetime.
RHPs Edwin Diaz5 years, $102 million
Acquiring Diaz was the first significant move by any team this offseason, and the Mets moved quickly to move closer to an All-Star qualification. His contract includes his $20 million option for his season 2028, giving fans ample opportunity to hear ‘Narco’ roar at Citi Field over the next five years.
RHPs Justin Verlander2 years, $86.6 million
It says something about the Mets offseason that Verlander’s contract seems so cheap compared to some others. has signed on to replace Jacob deGrom in the Mets rotation. His contract includes his $35 million vesting his option for 2025, Consistent with Max Scherzer’s contract Recorded the highest average annual salary in major league history.
RHPs Ancient Chiga5 years, $75 million
The offseason wildcard is Senga, a six-time Japan Series champion who became an unrestricted free agent in November.Mets scooped him up Senga needs to prove that his signature “ghost forkball” is as strong against MLB hitters as it is on the other side of the Pacific.
LHPs Jose Quintana2 years, $26 million
Completely overshadowed by the Mets’ flashy signing is their Two-year contract with Quintana, an 11-year veteran who produced a 2.93 ERA in 32 starts for the Pirates and Cardinals last season. Quintana should be fourth in the rotation behind Scherzer, Verlander and Senga.
Ha Omar Narvaez2 years, $15 million *
Dissatisfied with catcher James McCann’s offensive performance — Players traded to O’s A week after the deal — and Thomas Nido, Mets Made a contract with Narváez, a left-handed hitter who is also adept behind the plate. The deal should buy minors most promising Francisco Alvarez more time to improve his defense. This includes opting out after year 1.
RHPs Adam Ottavino2 years, $14.5 million *
Mets fans are familiar with New York native Ottavino, who played Robin and Diaz’s Batman in the 2022 bullpen.He Returned on multi-year contract Set up Diaz again (opting out after next season).
RHPs David Robertson1 year, $10 million
The Mets did not acquire Robertson at the 2022 trade deadline, despite their interest in him. Five months later, they kept his 14-year veteran from slipping through his fingers again. Robertson joins his Ottavino as follows: Another top right option Set up Diaz.
• Mets Rays trade left-handed reliever Brooks Reillyhe will make $4.5 million next season and will remain under the team’s control through 2025.
• They will cash out struggling McCann to the Orioles for a future pick and take on $19 million of the remaining $24 million deal.
• team Selected Right-Handed Relief Pitcher Zach Green From the Yankees in the Rule 5 Draft.
• Right-handed pitchers Eliecer Hernández and Jeff Brigham traded with marlins Provides pitching depth.
• Right-handers Stephen Ridings and William Woods and left-hander Taylor Saucedo arrive with waiver claims. They compete for bullpen jobs.
In total, the Mets added 16 players from outside the organization to their 40-man roster, including an $806.1 million commitment to free agency.