A day after the end of winter meetings, Mets general manager Billy Eppler locks his starting center fielder into a long-term contract.
Brandon Nimmo and the New York Mets have agreed to an eight-year, $162 million contract, according to reports. The deal locks in Nimmo through the 2030 season and carries an AAV of $20.25 million.
The Mets also sign veteran reliever David Robertson to a one-year, $10 million deal.
The deals come on the heels of Eppler telling reporters he planned to ‘stay on the job’ after securing four pitchers in winter meetings – including World Series champion Justin Verlander – to bolster the roster’s depth. .
Last season, Nimmo played 151 games for the Mets, cutting .274/.367/.433.
Robertson played 37 games with the Chicago Cubs and National League champion Philadelphia Phillies last season. The right-handed veteran had a 2.40 ERA and struck out 81 in 63.2 innings pitched.
It’s a developing story.