With almost all of the elite free agents having signed, the 2022 MLB offseason has become one of the most action-packed in MLB history. For Yankees and Mets fans, offseason dreams came to life, while Red Sox and Orioles fans were left with strong disappointment.
Let’s take a look at the winners and losers of the 2022 MLB offseason so far
Winner: New York Mets
Mets fans should build Steve Cohen a statue for what he’s done in free agency. The man just doesn’t mess around. After losing Jacob deGrom, he bounces back and signs future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander. After Carlos Correa’s deal fell through with the San Francisco Giants, the Mets swooped in and signed Correa to a 12-year, $315 million contract. It’s truly incredible. Correa posted a 140 wRC+ with the Twins last year, and will come into this Mets lineup as yet another clutch offensive producer that the Mets will need to compete in a loaded National League East.
We need more owners like Cohen in baseball, who truly invest in their team and do everything they possibly can to put their team in a position to win. With Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor, the Mets now arguably have the two best shortstops in baseball in the same lineup!
Let’s also give them due credit for resigning outfielder Brandon Nimmo, closer Edwin Diaz, and setup reliever Adam Ottavino. Oh, and did forget to mention the Japanese phenom, starting pitcher Kodai Senga, who the Mets locked up on a five-year, $75 million deal. Senga has the potential to be the biggest bargain of the offseason.
The Mets clearly aren’t satisfied with how things ended last year, and the organization as a whole is doing everything they can to bring a championship back to Queens.