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Amazin Avenue Dec 2, 2021
Grading the Mets’ Starling Marte signing

Grading the Mets’ Starling Marte signing

Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/ The Marte Party comes to Queens. In a dramatic close to their Black Friday shopping, the Mets secured their biggest prize, adding Starling Marte on a four-year, $78M deal. Coming off a career season where he was worth 5.5 fWAR for the Marlins and Athletics, Marte was far and away the best center fielder available in free agency, and the Mets eagerly brought him in to fill a longstanding hole in the outfield. Marte likely needs little introduction. He started his career with the Pirates and signed multiple below market rate...
New York Post Dec 2, 2021
Mets’ Starling Marte always wanted to play with Robinson Cano

Mets’ Starling Marte always wanted to play with Robinson Cano

Sure, there were 78 million reasons for Starling Marte to choose the Mets, but the prospect of playing with Robinson Cano also attracted him to New York.
New York Post Dec 1, 2021

Mets have high hopes for Starling Marte, Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar

The Sandy Alderson and Billy Eppler Mets strive to have a type: Good guys who can move around.
New York Daily News Dec 1, 2021
Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha introduced as Mets

Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha introduced as Mets

“It’s an exciting day in the Mets universe,” GM Billy Eppler said on Wednesday.
Amazin Avenue Dec 1, 2021
Mets have shown interest in Kris Bryant

Mets have shown interest in Kris Bryant

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/MLB Photos via Bryant has many suitors but would be a major addition. The Mets have shown interest in third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant, according to a tweet from Jon Heyman. The team has already made significant moves this offseason, signing Max Scherzer, Starling Marte, Mark Canha, and Eduardo Escobar to short-term multiyear deals. Right now, the Mets could field an everyday infield that would be pretty solid, but Bryant would represent a major upgrade if he were to sign with the team and play third base regularly. After a fluke down...
Amazin Avenue Dec 1, 2021
Getting to know Mets center fielder Starling Marte

Getting to know Mets center fielder Starling Marte

Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/ In Marte, the Mets get an elite baserunner, a strong defensive center fielder, a contact hitter, and a clubhouse asset whose journey in the major leagues has not been without its challenges. As a teenager in the Dominican Republic, Starling Marte began his baseball career as a shortstop. Although former international scouting director for the Pirates Rene Gayo wanted to sign Marte, others in the organization were not persuaded, partially due to his poor defense at shortstop. Then, two things happened: Marte became an...
Amazin Avenue Dec 1, 2021
Mets Morning News for December 1, 2021

Mets Morning News for December 1, 2021

Set Number: SI443 TK1 Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Starling Marte and Mark Canha’s contracts with the Mets became official on Tuesday night. Robert Gsellman was among the three players non-tendered by the Mets on Tuesday evening, as they are all free agents now. The non-tenders will clear room for the free agent signings the Mets have made over the past couple of days. The Mets said farewell to Javier Báez on Tuesday as he signed a six-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. Mike Puma tweeted the Mets have...
Call to the Pen Nov 27, 2021

Starling Marte wanted to return to Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins had their chances. Starling Marte wanted to remain in South Florida, to be a part of what the Marlins are building. The Marlins, by all accounts, wanted Marte to return as well. They had attempted to extend him during the season, only to trade him when the counteroffer was more than they […] Starling Marte wanted to return to Miami Marlins - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lookout Landing Nov 27, 2021
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/27/21: Starling Marte, Mark Canha, and Eduardo Escobar

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/27/21: Starling Marte, Mark Canha, and Eduardo Escobar

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports The Mets would like to be the team of the offseason, again. We’ve made it to Saturday! As many in the game have pointed out, we’re more likely to see activity this weekend than we will be next week, because all physicals need to be completed before the CBA expiration as well. We already have some news to catch you up on from yesterday, so let’s get to it. In Mariners news... Larry Stone at The Seattle Times tells the story of how Scott Servais is revered in his home town to this day. I guess it’s a couple of days late for this,...
Fish Stripes Nov 27, 2021
Mets get Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha AND Starling Marte

Mets get Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha AND Starling Marte

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports All three veteran bats—especially Marte—could have conceivably been fits for the Marlins. Over the course of a few hours Friday night, the Mets nabbed free agents Eduardo Escobar, Mark Canha and Starling Marte for a combined $124.5 million commitment, per multiple reports. The only NL East offense that was as impotent as the Marlins’ for long stretches of the 2021 season projects to be far superior next season. Escobar has agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with a club option for 2024. Canha received an identical contract...
New York Post Nov 27, 2021

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

Billy Eppler saved his biggest Black Friday deal for last. 
Call to the Pen Nov 27, 2021

New York Mets strike again by adding Starling Marte

The New York Mets have had one hell of a Black Friday. While other teams have been making minor deals or trying to lay the groundwork for a contract, Billy Eppler and company have been running up the credit card. Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha had signed earlier in the day, adding versatility and professionalism […] New York Mets strike again by adding Starling Marte - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Nov 27, 2021
Mets sign OF Starling Marte to a four-year, $78 million deal

Mets sign OF Starling Marte to a four-year, $78 million deal

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Capping off a busy day for the Mets is their biggest acquisition of the offseason so far. Today was a very active day on the free agent market for the Mets and they capped off this flurry of activity by signing outfielder Starling Marte to a four-year, $78 million deal. After shoring up the outfield—a noted area of need this offseason due to the departure of Michael Conforto—by signing Mark Canha earlier in the evening, the Mets have now snagged the top center fielder in an otherwise thin free agency class at the position. The 33-year-old...
NorthJersey.com Nov 27, 2021
New York Mets, Starling Marte agree to four-year, $78 million deal, reports

New York Mets, Starling Marte agree to four-year, $78 million deal, reports

New York landed speedy outfielder Starling Marte on a four-year, $78 million deal, reported Jon Heyman.       

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