The Hot Stove is officially operational for Major League Baseball and specifically the New York Mets after the Houston Astros eliminated the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series on Saturday night.
Owner Steve Cohen and general manager Billy Appler face a number of important roster questions, who are moving to free agency as we begin our descent into winter—one of the most entertaining times of year for MLB.
Here’s what you need to know about the Mets’ crucial off-season.
When does free agency start?
Technically, players whose contracts expire at the end of the 2022 season officially became free agents on Sunday, the day after the conclusion of the World Series. However, they can’t sign with a new team until five days after the World Series ends, which will take place on Thursday, November 10 at 5 p.m. ET.
Meanwhile, teams that have free agents have a five-day special interaction period with the player in an effort to retain them.
On top of that, the trading market is also officially open as the World Series ends.
What does the Mets’ free agency status look like?
The Mets are looking at 14 notable players from their 101-win 2022 roster entering the free-agent market this off-season, including pitchers Jacob deGrom and Chris Bassit, close Edwin Diaz and key center fielder Brandon Nimmo. talents involved. That means they have five days to make deals with unrestricted free agents like Nimmo and Diaz before other teams can step in and potentially take them away from Queens.
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It has already been confirmed that DeGrom will run out of its player option to test free-agent Waters. He has held this sentiment since spring training, despite missing the first four months of the season due to injury.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner has said he would like to be with the Mets – an idea that has gained more steam in recent days after speaking with Mark Canha. mike puma The New York Post.
“Jake told me that he wants to come back too, and he really likes it here too,” Kanha said. “I think Jake and Max [Scherzer] And[Chris] Bassit has a really good friendship that they have developed this year and have good professional relationships as well. ,
Bassit could very well have joined the degrom in free agency, especially after his comments. Chris Rose Rotation Podcast Saturday.
“Is this valuation worth a one-year valuation of myself compared to a multi-year deal?” Bassit asked. “I would say, don’t give it up, it’s too easy.”