Michael Conforto entered the New York Mets rumors chat a few weeks ago when it was reported that he, alongside Kris Bryant, is one of the likeliest position players we could expect the team to add before Opening Day. There should be no shortage of suitors for Conforto. Despite his poor year, he has a strong enough resume to get a good deal this offseason.
An unexpected competitor for his services was reported. According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the Colorado Rockies are hoping to make those Mets rumors nothing but whispers behind the scenes.
One of the big Mets rumors has a buyer who can give Michael Conforto something different
I don’t believe Conforto will be back with the Mets in 2022. A possible candidate to sign a short-term lease, the Rockies seem to offer something unique that not many clubs can.
We know the legends of hitting at Coors Field. Swing with your eyes close and connect, you might hit a homer.
Colorado is the perfect destination for a guy like Conforto to rebuild his free agent case for next offseason or the one after. He can bulk up on numbers that agent Scott Boras can spin in his client’s best interest. The Mets, on the other hand, can do the same for pitchers. Their home ballpark of Citi Field is a haven for starters whereas the place the Rockies play half the time benefits hitters.
Just because the Rockies are interested in Conforto doesn’t mean we won’t see future Mets rumors linking him back to Queens. The Rockies are also reportedly interested in Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber. This means they may not necessarily be looking for a short-term option. Even so, Conforto is a fit to become one of their highest paid players. Whether a short or a long deal, it’s one possibility for those who have their Conforto jerseys pressed and ready to go should consider before getting too excited about a reunion.
Despite ongoing MLB lockout, leaks are still appearing from multiple front offices either by accident or design. For all we know, the Rockies are simply trying to convince their fans they’re trying to build something up. Regardless of the intent, the Mets may need to act swiftly if they want Conforto back.