Juan Soto Younger Brother Elian intends to Sign with the Mets

The Mets and Elian Soto are intending to get a deal in the next international Free Agent signing period, according to Yancen Pujols.

Elian is a left handed hitting outfielder, just like his brother. There isn’t much information to be found on the web, but getting Elian, could lure Juan to the Mets when he is a free agent?

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Mets Sign Jesus Vargas

According to Jacob Resnick, the Mets have signed Jesus Vargas to a minor league deal. The 23 year old pitched to a 8-5 record with a 4.40 ERA in High-A. Over 102.1 innings, he struck out 88 and had a 1.12 WHIP.

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Main attraction over his minor league career is his control. The 23 year old has just a 1.6 walk per nine rate over his minor league career, pitching to a 3.65 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP in 274 innings.

Although his ERA was high, Vargas his numbers put into perspective with the league is way more promising (see Below).

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In the lockdown, the Mets are allowed to sign minor league deals.

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Mets finalizing deal with Scherzer

I’ve spent the last few hours pinching myself to make sure that I’m not sleeping, and I’m still not really believing it. However, according to the insiders within MLB, the Mets are actually the front-runners to land Scherzer.

If the deal gets done, the Mets would undoubtedly have the hottest off-season to date. So far, Billy Eppler has made additions like Eduardo Escobar, Mark Canha, and even Starling Marte. Just imagine a starting rotation that has both Jacob deGrom as well as Max Scherzer.

Also Read: #MetsCrushMonday: Carlos Cortes

Mets sign Starling Marte

The New York Mets have made another big addition today as they’ve agreed to terms with outfielder Starling Marte on a four-year pact worth $78M.

The news comes from MLB Insider, Jon Heyman.

In 2021, Marte hit .310 while getting on base at a .383 clip and slugging a respectable .458 with the Miami Marlins and Oakland Athletics. Not to mention his 27 doubles, 12 home runs, and an amazing 47 stolen bases to go along side those numbers.

Also Read: Could a Smith for Bellinger Trade Work?

Mets sign Eduardo Escobar

The New York Mets and Eduardo Escobar have agreed to a two year deal worth $20M. The news comes from Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Escobar spent 2021 with both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers as he slugged 28 homers with 90 RBI’s. The infielder can play either third or short and has a career slash of .256/.309/.436/.745 in 11 seasons.

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It’ll be interesting to see what the Mets will now do with J.D. Davis and even Jeff McNeil, as well as how the team finishes off negotiations with Javy Baez.

Also Read: Mets Claim Antonio Santos

Cohen takes shots at Agent

Steve Cohen is not about hiding his feelings and has displayed this before. Well, today is no different as he had some hard words to take to Twitter this morning.

This post comes just several hours after Steven Matz has signed a four-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic gives his thoughts to the snub.

Who do you think will be the first big addition for the Mets? Let us know!!

Free Agent Target: Starling Marte

Many fans have had their eyes on Marte since the Pittsburgh Pirates had the star centerfielder on the trading block. Eventually, the Pirates would end up sending the right-handed slugger to Arizona. Now a couple of seasons later, Marte is a Free Agent and could find himself in Flushing, Queens before the start of the 2022 season.

There isn’t a ton of top tier talent on the free agent market and it’s no secret that the Mets will be looking to improve defensively in center. With Conforto likely on his way out, this gives the team the opportunity to move Nimmo over to the corner while trying to find a competent enough bat to captain the outfield.

“But Gem, he’s 33 years old, he can’t play center.”

Listen, I get what you’re saying but no. Looking at Marte’s Baseball Savant page, you’ll see that he still ranks around the top of the league when it comes to OAA (Outs Above Average). The same goes for his sprint speed, maximum exit velocity, as well as his xBA.

If all of this is making you want to vomit, I understand, so let’s look at the basics.

In 2021, Marte hit .310 while getting on base at a .383 clip and slugging a respectable .458 with the Miami Marlins and Oakland Athletics. Not to mention his 27 doubles, 12 home runs, and an amazing 47 stolen bases to go along side those numbers.

Throughout the span of his 10-year career, the Dominican born outfielder slashes .289/.346/.451/.797 with 126 home runs and 296 swipes. While the Mets aren’t necessarily a slow footed team, they’re not exactly burners on the paths, either. His addition would bring a huge threat to the top of lineup.

Also read: Could a Smith for Bellinger Trade Work?

MLBTR has Marte getting approximately $80M for 4 years and Tim Dierkes has him signing with the Mets.

However, Jim Bowden of The Athletic thinks that the outfielder is a “great fit” for the Yankees so I believe Marte’s agent will be busy fielding offers this winter. Anything can happen, but if he does see his way on to the Mets, this lineup would have changed drastically.

Syndergaard is headed Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Angels have added big right-hander Noah Syndergaard to their starting rotation. The Texas-born pitcher had a qualifying offer sitting on the table from the Mets, however was set to expire at 5 P.M. on Wednesday. The news comes from Jon Morosi of MLB Network while the deal is for one year and worth $21M.

The Mets acquired Syndergaard in a monster trade that took place with the Toronto Blue Jays back in December of 2012. The Mets parted with reigning Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey and catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas. In return did the Mets not only Syndergaard, but also Travis d’Arnaud, John Buck, and prospect Wuilmer Becerra.