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NY Mets News: What Ken Davidoff predicts for the Amazins this winter

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 06: Javier Baez #23 and Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets celebrate during the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 06: Javier Baez #23 and Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets celebrate during the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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In a monster of an article released over the weekend, Ken Davidoff of the NY Post not only ranked the top 40 free agents this offseason but also predicted where each would end up. The New York Mets have plenty of guys on his list and not all of them will be back.

From what I can recall, Davidoff has been pretty good at making predictions. It’s not the easiest game to play. Think darts at 2am in a bar when you’ve forgotten how many drinks you’ve had and you’re no longer quite sure what your name is difficulty level.

Whether Davidoff is right or wrong, it’s interesting to see what he expects to happen with the Mets.

The Mets are predicted to keep Javier Baez

It will be a seven-year deal worth $150 million that keeps Javier Baez in orange and blue, according to Davidoff. Fortunately, he’s far from the only free agent on this list coming to Queens.

Starling Marte joins the Amazins

Davidoff has the Mets bringing free agent Starling Marte to town as well. A three-year deal worth $75 million puts the speedy outfielder into the mix and, at least according to him, gives the club the number 9 and 10 top free agents this offseason.

Marcus Stroman leaves the Mets for Houston

Marcus Stroman has a lot of leverage this offseason after playing free agency perfectly. Davidoff has him going to the highest-bidders, the Houston Astros, on a five-year deal worth $100 million. Can the Mets find a replacement?

The Phillies steal Michael Conforto from the Mets

One of the biggest surprises is Davidoff’s prediction that longtime Mets outfielder Michael Conforto turns heel on New York and joins up with the Philadelphia Phillies. I can’t blame him. If the contract prediction is correct, at six-years and $140 million, how can he not turn it down?

At least Aaron Loup is back

On the plus side, Aaron Loup remains in Queens on a three-year deal worth $27 million. Hopefully, 2021 was no mirage.

Noah Syndergaard accepts the qualifying offer

For one year, the Mets have Noah Syndergaard back into the fold for $18.4 million on the qualifying offer. This might be the surest of predictions anyone can make.

Rich Hill takes his talents to Southern California

I’m not sure anyone expected any more innings out of Rich Hill. Regardless, he’s worth mentioning. Davidoff has him going to the Los Angeles Angels on a one-year deal worth $6 million.

Next. Ranking the top 12 free agents for the Mets to sign

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There’s nothing exceptionally bold here from Davidoff in regards to the Mets other than his belief that Conforto ends up with the Phillies and for such a healthy amount.

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