Billy Eppler

Novel York Mets long-established supervisor Billy Eppler used to be wheeling and dealing on Friday, signing three priority free agents.AP

Welcome to Queens, Billy Eppler.

The Novel York Mets long-established supervisor capped his first week on the job by signing no longer one, no longer two, but THREE affect free agents.

It started Friday at 5: 27 p.m. ET when MLB Community’s Jon Heyman reported the Mets agreed to a two-300 and sixty five days, $20 million contract with infielder Eduardo Escobar.

The 32-300 and sixty five days-old Escobar played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers in 2021, hitting 28 house runs and earning his first All-Star nod.

Then came ESPN’s Jeff Passan’s characterize at 8: 18 p.m. ET that the Mets had a address mature Oakland A’s outfielder Ticket Canha.

The Novel York Publish’s Joel Sherman reported Canha acquired a two-300 and sixty five days, $26.5 million deal (which contains a club option).

The 32-300 and sixty five days-old Canha hit 17 house runs in 2021 and used to be hit by a pitch an MLB-leading 27 times.

Nonetheless Eppler saved the most efficient pass for final, with Heyman reporting at 11: 55 p.m. ET the Mets landed outfielder Starling Marte with a four-300 and sixty five days, $78 million contract.

Mets cap their tall day by landing by far the most efficient CF on the free agent market. Starling Martè flanked by Ticket Canha and Brandon Nimmo is a in actual fact lawful defensive OF. Within the total Mets spent $124.5M on the contemporary time (with Canha and Eduardo Escobar).

The 33-300 and sixty five days-old Marte is a two-time Gold Glove Award winner and used to be an All-Star in 2016. He hit .310 in 2021, splitting the season between the A’s and Miami Marlins.

Marte used to be idea of as among the efficient outfielders within the market in free company, and had been linked to several contenders, including the Novel York Yankees.

Eppler, as you’re going to keep in mind, used to be Yankees long-established supervisor Brian Cashman’s correct-hand man sooner than heading to the Los Angeles Angels in 2015.

Nonetheless now the pupil has change into the master with Eppler, in his triumphant return to the Enormous Apple, going 3-for-3 in free company on Friday.

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