Where do Nimmo and the Mets go from here?
With the season underway, the Mets and Nimmo are likely to let the season play out and discuss a potential new deal in the offseason. The two sides are unlikely to engage in contract talks in-season, and the team.
With talks likely stalled until the offseason, Nimmo will have every opportunity to boost his value in a contract year. Playing for a new contract could add extra motivation for Nimmo, who could join a long list of players who have had career years when playing for a new contract.
However, Nimmo just needs to be the same player he has always been, it is health that he needs to prove. As long as he continues to play the same way he has, and stays healthy, he will earn himself a nice raise next offseason. Whether it is with the Mets or not remains to be seen, but if he can do those two things, he will get a nice contract from some team.
Nimmo and the Mets will both hope for a better season in his final year under contract than Michael Conforto had last year. Conforto declined a contract extension offer from the Mets prior to last season that would have paid him around $100 million, according to SNY reporter Andy Martino. However, he had career lows across the board last season, and remains unsigned now
The Mets will need a big season out of Nimmo this year in order to make a deep playoff run. He will be an integral part of a lineup that is centered around himself, Francisco Lindor, Pete Alonso, and Starling Marte. A healthy and productive season from Nimmo will benefit the Mets now, as well as himself long-term. How things turn out remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, this will be an ongoing discussion until Nimmo signs or leaves for another team.