The Mets have interest in signing free agent center fielder George Springer, according to SNY’s Andy Martino. Here’s where things stand with Springer’s market…
Dec. 4, 9:16 a.m.
The Blue Jays have been in touch with the representatives for Springer on a weekly basis, Jays GM Ross Atkins said on Thursday.
The Mets, who signed reliever Trevor May earlier this week and are targeting catcher James McCann over J.T. Realmuto at the moment, per SNY’s Andy Martino, are keeping themselves in position to spring for a big ticket player like Springer or Trevor Bauer.
According to Martino, Springer is one of the Mets’ top targets, if not their top one.
Dec. 2, 4:54 p.m.
The Blue Jays have interest in signing OF/DH Marcell Ozuna, but “appear to have” Springer higher on their list, reports Jon Morosi of MLB.com.
While Ozuna would be a better fit for an AL team due to the presence of the DH, his defensive shortcomings arguably make him a good deal less valuable than Springer.
Ozuna was linked to the Mets earlier this offseason, though the fit is highly questionable due to the number of potential left fielders and designated hitters they already have on the roster.
Nov. 30, 4:14 p.m.
Per Martino, Springer is one of the Mets’ top targets this offseason, if not the top target, and “remains heavily in the mix.”
Nov. 30, 10:47 a.m.
The Toronto Blue Jays’ interest in Springer has “progressed beyond just talking,” reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.
The above does not come as a surprise since the Jays have been expected to be aggressive this offseason, with interest in some of the top options on the free agent market.
Davidi notes that while the Blue Jays “may be willing to set the market,” agents will “probably want to wait for the Mets to drop the gauntlet.”
Nov. 18, 5:46 p.m
In the wake of Robinson Cano’s suspension and with an opening at second base, the Mets remain more likely to add big names elsewhere — not free agent infielder DJ LeMahieu, reports SNY’s Andy Martino.
Among those big names is Springer, whom the Mets are “intrigued” by, notes Martino.