Mets Rumors: Examining the chances of acquiring a star this winter
Outfielder George Springer
The player I believe with the highest odds on this entire list of ending up in a Mets uniform on Opening Day is free-agent outfielder George Springer. Recent reports have suggested that it is a two-way race between the Mets and the Toronto Blue Jays for the services of Springer and I believe it’s ultimately going to come down to money.
General Manager Jared Porter has publicly mentioned Springer as a player that the organization is interested in and the majority of the Mets rumors to this point in the offseason have pointed to the Mets as the heavy favorites to sign the 31-year old outfielder. Therefore I’m giving Springer the highest percentage on this list of being on the Mets Opening Day roster, which is 75%.
The Mets are going to face some stiff competition from the Blue Jays as they are also expected to be one of the most active teams in terms of spending money this offseason, but I can not envision a scenario where the front office lets their number one target slip away. You can almost compare this situation to the Mets’ recent signing of James McCann, as they viewed McCann as a priority early on and the front office made an aggressive push to sign him despite the Los Angeles Angels making a late push as well.
With Springer, the Mets will be receiving a game-changing center fielder that will improve their overall defense, while also providing Luis Rojas the flexibility to move Brandon Nimmo to a corner outfield position where his defense profiles better. Once again I would be stunned if out of all of the players on this list, George Springer is playing elsewhere other than in Queens next year.
The percentage George Springer signs with New York Mets: 75%