New York Mets, who ‘spend money like water’, have already spent ‘603.9 billion won’
The New York Mets, who failed to win the National League East Division as well as to the top of the World Series despite their outstanding power, are showing what ‘money’ is this winter.
The New York Mets recently signed five pitchers and one outfielder. Their total contract amounted to a whopping $461 million (603.9 billion won).
First of all, the New York Mets spent five years and $102 million to catch Edwin Diaz (28), who has been reborn as the best closer. Biggest contract ever for a reliever. 메이저사이트
Then, the New York Mets acquired Justin Verlander (39) instead of giving up Jacob deGrom (34). 2 years – $86 million. The average annual amount is 43 million dollars.
In addition, the New York Mets recruited Jose Quintana (33) and David Robertson (37) to reinforce both the starting and relief teams. For them, two years – $26 million, one year – $10 million.
The New York Mets continued to give outfielder Brandon Nemo (29) an eight-year, $162 million contract. This is the largest contract the New York Mets have made this winter.
This was not the end. To reinforce the starting lineup, the New York Mets awarded Senga Kodai (29), the best ace in Japanese professional baseball, a 5-year contract worth 75 million dollars.
The New York Mets spent $461 million to sign three starting pitchers, two relievers and one outfielder. The contract period is 23 years. That’s an average of $20 million per year.
This would never happen without the will of owner Steve Cohen, who took over the New York Mets in October 2020. Literally spending money like water.
There is also a prospect that the New York Mets will recruit Carlos Correa (28). If Correa is recruited, total spending will well exceed $700 million.The New York Mets’ team payroll for the 2023 season is expected to exceed $300 million. This far exceeds the 4th upper limit of the luxury tax. It is expected that the luxury tax alone will exceed 50 million dollars.