How much will it cost to win a Brandon Nimmo bidding war with the Rockies?

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In the latest edition of New York Mets rumors, it's Brandon Nimmo who is the topic of conversation. The Mets have a lot of players currently on their roster who could be on their way out. It’s up for debate on which pending free agent is more valuable than the rest and it’s a debate that I don’t have the final answer to. What I can tell you is that the debate cannot be had without putting Brandon Nimmo in the conversation. 

Mets Rumors: The Rockies have shown interest in outfielder Brandon Nimmo

In today’s Major League Baseball, the players who get talked about the most are the ones who hit home runs and hit them often. Brandon Nimmo can certainly hit home runs, just not very often. Serving as the leadoff hitter in 2022 for the 101-win New York Mets, Nimmo hit 16 bombs, the second most in any season of his seven year career, behind only 2018, when he hit 17. 

The biggest part of Nimmo’s offensive game is putting the ball in play and getting on base. The 29 year old had a .367 on base percentage this past season, which for him is actually low. Nimmo has already had three different seasons in which his OBP was over .400. 

It is being rumored that the Colorado Rockies are prepared to give Nimmo a multi-year deal worth over $100 million. The former Mets first round pick is from Wyoming, the state right above Colorado. While I do not know if Nimmo would prefer to play closer to home, it’s definitely something to keep in mind when the negotiation process gets underway. 

We all know that Steve Cohen has a lot of money. But in order to keep his starting center fielder in Queens, he might have to not only give Brandon Nimmo more money than what the Rockies are set to offer, but he might need to give a little extra to keep Brandon from going home. 

If the Mets also plan to keep guys like Edwin Diaz and Jacob deGrom, can they afford to give Brandon Nimmo a deal close to $150 million? It seems as though that is what might need to be the offer if Steven Cohen and company want Nimmo back in the blue and orange moving forward. 

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