Latest Brandon Nimmo News

Mets lock up batting champion McNeil on $50M, 4-year deal

Jan. 31, 2023 16:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Batting champion Jeff McNeil and the New York Mets finalized a $50 million, four-year contract Tuesday that avoided a salary arbitration hearing. The move was the latest by the high-spending Mets. who added pitcher Justin Verlander and David Robertson, catcher Omar...

EXPLAINER: Why are baseball teams spending so much money?

Dec. 22, 2022 21:26 PM EST

Aaron Judge, Carlos Correa and Trea Turner combined for almost $1 billion in contracts. Xander Bogaerts, Jacob deGrom, Dansby Swanson, Carlos Rodón, Brandon Nimmo and Willson Contreras added up to another billion. And that's just nine players. Just one lucrative slice of baseball's...

Verlander: Cohen persuaded him Mets are building a winner

Dec. 20, 2022 12:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander's phone rang in November. New York Mets owner Steve Cohen was on the line. “It really wasn’t a baseball call. It was just a ‘Hey, this is Steve. You’re Justin. Let me get to know you a little bit,’" the pitcher recalled Tuesday. ...

Mets, RHP Kodai Senga finalize $75 million, 5-year contract

Dec. 17, 2022 22:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese pitcher Kodai Senga and the New York Mets finalized a $75 million, five-year contract on Saturday. Senga can opt out of the deal after the 2025 season. New York scheduled a news conference for Monday morning to introduce him at Citi Field. ...

Mets' Cohen, dubbed MLB's new `Goliath,' gets Nimmo to stay

Dec. 15, 2022 14:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dressed in a green elf suit and cap, Brandon Nimmo gushed about remaining with the New York Mets and starring at their kids holiday party. Owner Steve Cohen's aggressive spending persuaded him to stay put. “He’s made very clear that he wants to win and he wants...

Mets set to shatter payroll records, soar to about $350M

Dec. 14, 2022 14:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Cohen's New York Mets are on track to shatter spending records in his third season as owner, boosting payroll to about $350 million for purposes of the luxury tax and poised to pay a penalty of about $80 million. New York added veteran starters Justin...

Mets add latest pricey arm, land Japanese ace Senga for $75M

Dec. 11, 2022 03:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese pitcher Kodai Senga and the New York Mets have agreed to a $75 million, five-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press early Sunday on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a...

Brandon Nimmo, Mets finalize $162 million, 8-year contract

Dec. 10, 2022 15:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Center fielder Brandon Nimmo and the New York Mets finalized their $162 million, eight-year contract on Saturday. Nimmo gets a $2 million signing bonus and salaries of $18.25 million this year and $20.25 million annually from 2024-30. A quality...

AP source: Nimmo staying with Mets on $162M, 8-year deal

Dec. 09, 2022 03:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Center fielder Brandon Nimmo is staying with the free-spending New York Mets, agreeing to a $162 million, eight-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the...

Judge goes back to Yankees; Padres grab SS Bogaerts

Dec. 08, 2022 01:07 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Farhan Zaidi got a text message from Aaron Judge's representatives early Wednesday morning. And just like that, it was over. It was time to move on. With Judge returning to the New York Yankees on a $360 million, nine-year contract, the San Francisco...