Today we have discovered two very important pieces of information; a, Michael Conforto is rooting for Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in this year’s Super Bowl, and two, there have yet to be extension talks between the Mets and the all-star outfielder.
On a Tuesday night call, Conforto noted that he had not spoken to Sandy Alderson or the Mets since November, and even then that conversation did not revolve around a possible extension. However, he added that he expects talks to progress soon.
“I don’t want this to stay in the season,” he said on a Thurman Munson dinner call tonight, as reported first by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. This means that all extension discussions would preferably take place before or during the spring training.
Conforto, a local talent, has been an effective outfielder for the Mets since joining in 2015. In 2017, he won his first and only nomination for the National League All-Star team, a year in which he hit 27 home runs. and hit 68 RBIs. He hasn’t slowed down since, hitting at least 25 home runs in each of the next two seasons before filing 31 RBIs on a .322 batting average in the pandemic-curtailed 2020 campaign.
Conforto also spoke about the potential signing by the Mets of 2020 National League Cy Young award winner Trevor Bauer, who as the top free agent in the market has been a hot topic in the league for months now.
“If you ask me if we want the pitch, of course we want the pitch. I guess that’s the short answer, ”he said, through Tim Healey, Mets screenwriter for Newsday. “We felt like we were hitting the ball pretty well last year, so anytime you talk about bringing in the best pitcher in the market, it’s always a good thing,” he added. reported by Mike Puma, New York Post reporter.
Many fans online have speculated that any signing from Bauer could place the Mets, who are already sitting on a pay close to $ 200 million, in a position where they struggle to step down from key plays like Conforto, pitcher Noah Syndergaard or new shortstop Francisco Lindor, all of whom are free agents after the 2021 season.
However, only time will tell, and in the meantime, Conforto will be awarded another prize. This time it’s a Thurman Munson Award, honoring a player “for his success and inspiration on the playing fields, and community spirits off the field,” according to at DiComo.