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Jeff Passan of ESPN confirms the Blue Jays have reached a deal with free agent OF George Springer on a six-year, $150 million contract.
News was leaking out all night about Springer's potential fit with the Blue Jays. Now it's official. Springer was reportedly their top target all offseason and they land their man with a massive contract. This is a great landing spot for his fantasy value, as well as the value of all other Toronto hitters. One figures Springer continues leading off for his new club.
The Toronto Blue Jays have gained momentum in their pursuit of free-agent outfielder George Springer and are now considered the front-runners to sign the start outfielder, according to multiple reports. The New York Mets remain in the mix, however, and nothing is finalized.
In a shortened 2020 season, Spring hit .265 with 37 runs scored, 14 home runs, 32 RBI, and one stolen base. He is one of the best position players available in a free-agent market that has been slow to develop in 2021, but it sounds like he could sign within the next day or so.
Jon Morosi of the MLB Network is reporting that the Mets and Blue Jays are the two front runners to sign free agent OF George Springer.
“George Springer’s decision could come as soon as this week,” said Morosi. The Mets and Blue Jays are the heavy favorites to land Springer. His fantasy value should remain relatively the same for whichever team he signs with. Springer slashed .265/.359/.540 across 220 plate appearances for the Astros in 2020.
George Springer is continuing to draw interest from the Blue Jays, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. He noted that the Jays "have checked in on Realmuto but seem more focused now on George Springer, as CF is their greater need."
The Mets have long been rumored to be the favorites to land Springer and were "engaging" in talks with him back in December. This latest bit of news, if true, could set up a potential bidding war for the coveted center fielder. Now that the arbitration in MLB is over, we could start to see a flurry of free agent signings and trades in the coming days.
Andy Martino of SNY reports the Mets are "engaged" in talks with free agent OF George Springer.
Springer truly seems like a perfect fit for the Mets, so this update isn't a surprise. He has also been tied to the Blue Jays this offseason, but it's no secret that new Mets owner Steve Cohen has the money to make a splash. Springer would solve the Mets' center field and leadoff questions entering 2021.