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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Mets make outfield splash, ink Starling Marte to $78 million deal

A hectic Black Friday shopping spree concluded for the Mets with Starling Marte wrapped up and ready for placement in center field.

The veteran outfielder agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $78 million, an industry source confirmed, giving the Mets a third new player Friday. MLB Network first reported the deal, which is pending a physical.

The 33-year-old Marte was regarded as the best pure center fielder on the free-agent market. A former Gold Glove winner, he split last season between Miami and Oakland, finishing with a .310/.383/.458 slash line with 12 homers and 55 RBIs, leading the major leagues with 47 stolen bases.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 27, 2021 at 10:59 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: November 27, 2021 at 01:59 PM (#6054829)
The Mets have needed a CFer for years and he was the best one available. He's probably not going to be all that good in year 3 or 4 but the Mets are supposed to be a big market team now.

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