Rays reportedly interested in Mets OF

Oct 8, 2022; New York City, New York, U.S.A.; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) responds after striking a RBI single in the 4th inning throughout video game 2 of the Wild Card series versus the San Diego Padres for the 2022 MLB Playoffs at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-U.S.A. TODAY Sports / © Brad Penner-U.S.A. TODAY Sports

Here is the current buzz and reports surrounding Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo‘s totally free company…

Nov. 25, 12:17 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Rays have actually supposedly gotten in the Brandon Nimmo sweepstakes, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post.

The Rays sign up with the Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants and Mets as groups who have actually supposedly made it recognized that they have an interest in the outfielder.

Tampa Bay’s interest is somewhat unexpected just due to the fact that of its generally low payroll and the expense it would likely require to protect Nimmo.

Nov. 21, 4:30 p.m.

The San Francisco Giants have actually signed in on Nimmo, in addition to fellow free-agent OF Cody Bellinger, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser.

The Giants have actually likewise been reported to be pursuing AL MVP Aaron Judge, as it’s clear they wish to make an upgrade in the outfield.

The Mets still wish to keep Nimmo in New York, however he has lots of other interested groups also, consisting of the Yankees, Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners.

Nov. 17, 1:13 p.m.

The Mets stay in pursuit of Nimmo, reports SNY’s Andy Martino, who includes that Nimmo has a robust market and is currently fulfilling personally with interested groups.

Per Martino, “several teams have expressed a willingness to move their current center fielder to a corner position to accommodate Nimmo.”

As far as the Mets’ interest, Martino keeps in mind that Nimmo is “no less a priority now than he was at the beginning of October.”

In addition to the Mets, the Yankees, Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, and Seattle Mariners have actually been connected to Nimmo this offseason.

The Mariners obtained OF Teoscar Hernandez from the Blue Jays on Wednesday, which might potentially make Nimmo less most likely for them however most likely for Toronto.

Nov. 16  11:50 a.m.

The Toronto Blue Jays, who traded OF Teoscar Hernandez to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, have interest in Nimmo, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network. 

The Mariners had actually been connected to Nimmo prior to trading for Hernandez, and it’s uncertain whether they still have interest in him now that their outfield seems set for the minute.

In addition to the Blue Jays and Mariners, the Yankees have actually likewise revealed interest in Nimmo, however Joel Sherman of The New York Post stated that interest was most likely due diligence, maybe in case the Yanks lose totally free representative Aaron Judge.

SNY’s Andy Martino reported previously this offseason that the Mets had actually determined Nimmo and Edwin Diaz (whom the group just recently re-signed) as their leading 2 internal totally free representative targets.

Nov. 16, 9:19 a.m.

The Yankees have interest in Nimmo, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported throughout The Show podcast he hosts with fellow Post press reporter Joel Sherman.

“They have reached out, at least, for Brandon Nimmo. … The Mets would obviously like to get Nimmo back, we heard there’s a majority of teams interested,” Heyman stated. “I think it’s interesting, too, that the Yankees have looked at him. They are looking at two outfielders, presumably, and hopefully, that’s [Aaron] Judge and one other.”

Sherman included that he felt the Yankees were simply doing their “due diligence” by checking out Nimmo.

That belief from Sherman tracks, considering that it’s challenging to picture the Yankees signing both Judge and Nimmo.

The Yanks presently have outfielders Aaron Hicks and Harrison Bader under agreement, and have an interest in re-signing totally free representative Andrew Benintendi.

Nov. 10, 11:58 a.m.

The Seattle Mariners have “expressed formal interest” in Nimmo, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.

Morosi keeps in mind that the Mariners are searching for both a lefty bat and increasing their on-base portion as a group, and Nimmo definitely fits the costs for both classifications.

It’s worth absolutely nothing, however, that the Mariners had novice experience Julio Rodriguez play 130 video games in center field this previous season, significance Nimmo or Rodriguez would need to transfer to a corner area if Seattle carried out in reality sign the Wyoming native.

The 29-year-old Nimmo is coming off another strong season, slashing .274/.367/.433 with 16 crowning achievement, 64 RBI and a career-best 102 runs scored. Nimmo’s defense in center field likewise took a huge advance, making him among the very best center fielders readily available in this year’s totally free company class.

SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino formerly reported that Nimmo, in addition to the just recently signed Edwin Diaz, was at the top of the Mets’ list of internal totally free representative top priorities, which the group enjoys Nimmo “both as a player and as part of their culture.”

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