Dang Mets grab shortstop Carlos Correa too at 12 years, 315M, already having Francisco Lindor at shortstop at 10 years 341 million. I guess this moves 6’4” Correa to 3rd to save on his body. He has the strong accurate arm.
Correa will be replacing, Eduardo Escobar at 3rd, so a big upgrade. Escobar's slash line last year .240/.295/.430/.726.
Escobar can be a 10 million dollar backup for when Correa is hurt/injured, ha.
The 1st Luxury Tax threshold for team payroll is 233M. The Mets have now passed the 4th threshold and will pay a 90% tax on Correa’s 2023 salary. Their 2023 team tax payroll will be about 382M. Mets will be well over 100 million higher than the Yankees 2nd place 249M tax payroll.
Since free agency began, the Mets signed:
- Carlos Correa, $315M
- Brandon Nimmo, $162M
- Edwin Díaz, $102M
- Justin Verlander, $86.6M
- Kodai Senga, $75M
- Jose Quintana, $26M
- Omar Narvaez, $15M
- Adam Ottavino, $14.5M
- David Robertson, $10M
Total outlay: $806.1 million
The Mets owner—
Steven A. Cohen (born June 11, 1956) is an American hedge fund manager and owner of the New York Mets of Major League Baseball since September 14, 2020, owning roughly 97.2% of the team. He is the founder of hedge fund Point72 Asset Management and now-closed S.A.C. Capital Advisors, both based in Stamford, Connecticut.