NS New York Mets on Friday agreed to the terms of a two-year contract with the veteran midfielder Eduardo Escobar, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Heyman adds that the deal will pay Escobar a total of $20 million, pending. The deal also includes an option for a third year. Then on Friday, the Mets, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN, has also agreed terms with midfielder/first team player Mark Canha on a two-year contract. a report of 26.5 million dollars. Like Escobar’s deal, Canha’s deal includes an option for a third year.
Entering the season, Escobar, who turned 33 in January, was placed 45th on our top 50 free agents list. He is a better offensive player than lefties, and he is capable of playing all four positions on the field. He’s probably the best at second base. Last season, Escobar reached a total of 28 home runs for Diamondbacks and Brewer and became an All-Star team for the first time.
During 11 major league seasons, Escobar had a career kill of .256 / .309 / .436 (99 OPS +) with 20 home runs over 162 games played. Escobar calculates to provide Mets depth in multiple locations on the field and provides the option for a semi-regular duty on second base in the event the Mets fail to bring back Javier Báez.
As for Canha, 32, he can play all three positions off the field and first junior, and during his career he has an OPS+ of 114. Canha for Team A records a record of 26 field games. his career-highest home in 2019, and over the past three seasons he’s had an on-base percentage of 0.377. He’s 28th on our list of top free agents coming into the season.
The Mets team under new GM Billy Eppler has a lot of work to do in rotation, so the additions of Escobar and Canha are certainly not the last notable move the team will make ahead of next season.
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