Brandon Nimmo is proud of his work as a center fielder but understood there was an opportunity for the Mets over the winter to get even stronger at the position.
So when president of baseball operations David Stearns contacted him in November about potentially moving to left field, Nimmo said he didn’t protest.
“I told him, ‘Honestly, my goal at this point in my career is to win a World Series,’ ” Nimmo said Monday after the Mets’ initial full-squad workout of spring training. “If you think that creating the better outfield defense or adding these guys to our roster is going to help our chances of winning the World Series then I will do that.
“I’m a good center fielder, but if you bring someone else in, we’re going to have a really dang good outfield. That is what I was trying to convey to him is that I’m definitely willing and available to do whatever is best for us to win the World Series.”
This is such a bad move imo. Nimmo is a really good CF’er and has proven himself in the field for years. And now he’s gotta move over to Left for some new guy named Harrison Bader?! I know Nimmo’s humility won’t allow him to care, but how disrespectful on the Mets part.