Mets Non-Tender Dom Smith

20 Nov

Dom Smith

Dominic Smith’s uneven tenure with the Mets has come to an end.

The Mets on Friday non-tendered Smith, their first-round pick in the 2013 MLB Draft who struggled for most of a decade to find his footing in Flushing. Smith is now a free agent, able to sign with any team. It’s highly unlikely he will return to New York given the presence of Pete Alonso as the starting first baseman and Daniel Vogelbach as a left-handed designated hitter.

Was always a fan of Dom. Thought for sure that he’d get around 400 at-bats, play some good 1st base/LF and contribute heavily to the Mets 2022 season. But Dom could never get it going offensively and he ran out of chances. Best for him to get a fresh start somewhere else and hopefully do well…except when he’s playing us of course.

Edwin Diaz, Mets Agree to 5-Year, $102 Million Deal

6 Nov

Edwin Diaz

Star closer Edwin Diaz and the New York Mets are in agreement on a five-year, $102 million contract, pending a physical, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Sunday.

There’s an opt-out and a full no-trade clause plus a sixth-year option in the contract, sources said. The Diaz deal is the first nine-figure contract ever for a closer, and for the first time, it takes the position into the $20 million-plus range.

Damn, that was quick. A day after the World Series and Cohen locks up our closer for 5 years. That man don’t play.

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