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Michael Conforto agreed to a one-year, $12.25 million deal with the Mets to avoid arbitration. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Conforto gets a nice pay raise in his final year of arbitration eligibility. He had a great season for the Mets in 2020 when he slashed 322/.412/.515 with nine homers and 31 RBI over 202 at-bats.

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Francisco Lindor and the Mets avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $22.3 million deal. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lindor was traded from Cleveland to the Mets during the offseason. His arbitration settlement of $22.3 million is the fourth largest in MLB history. With the move to New York, Lindor will have an excellent supporting cast around him and he should once again be a fantasy superstar in 2021.

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Brandon Nimmo agreed to a one-year, $4.7 million with the Mets to avoid arbitration. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nimmo was arbitration eligible for the second time this winter and should be locked as the Mets starting center fielder in 2021.

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Edwin Diaz avoids arbitration with the New York Mets, agreeing to a deal worth $7 million. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In 25.2 innings, Diaz had a 1.75 ERA, 1.247 WHIP, and had six saves in the 2020 season.

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Seth Lugo avoids arbitration by signing a contract worth $2.925 million, per Mike Puma of the New York Post. (Source: Mike Puma on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In 36.2 innings for the Mets, Lugo tallied 47 strikeouts, an ERA of 5.15, and a WHIP of 1.364. Lugo acted as both a starter and a relief pitcher last season, but the Mets intend to pitch him out of the bullpen this season.

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RHP Robert Gsellman and the Mets have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million deal. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gsellman avoids arbitration and settles for a one-year deal with the Mets. He appeared in only six games in 2020 and was shut down in September due to a fractured rib. Gsellman owned a 9.64 ERA, 2.14 WHIP and a 9:8 K:BB across 14 innings in 2020.

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Dominic Smith and the Mets have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.55 million deal. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith was fantastic in 2020, hitting .316/.377/.616 with 10 homers and 42 RBI in 50 games. This was his first year of salary arbitration. It's unclear where Smith will play in the field this season. The Mets are surely hoping for the universal DH to remain intact.

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Andres Gimenez is headed to the Cleveland Indians, per Jeff Passan of ESPN. Along with Gimenez, the Cleveland Indians will receive RHP Josh Wolf, OF Isaiah Greene, and SS Amed Rosario. The New York Mets will receive SS Fransisco Lindor and RHP Carlos Carrasco. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gimenez finally made his rookie debut last year for the Mets after being in the minors for nearly 4 years. In 2020, Gimenez had a .263 BA, .333 OBP, and .732 OPS. Gimenez is looking to play a huge role for the Cleveland Indians this upcoming 2021 season.

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The Mets are sending SS Amed Rosario to the Indians as part of the Francisco Lindor blockbuster. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: New York is parting with both Rosario and Andres Gimenez, which is a sign that they'll do everything possible to lock up Lindor with an extension. The Mets are also receiving RHP Carlos Carrasco in this trade. Rosario will have a better shot at everyday at bats now that he's in Cleveland.

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Noah Syndergaard, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, agreed to a one-year, $9.7 million deal with the Mets, avoiding arbitration. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mark Feinsand of MLB.com noted that it's the same salary Syndergaard agreed to last season to avoid arbitration as well. The 28-year-old flame thrower missed the entire 2020 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery but is expected to return to around June, according to Mets president Sandy Alderson. In 2019, his last full season, Thor registered a 4.28 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 197 2/3 innings (32 starts).

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Steven Matz has agreed to a one-year, $5.2 million deal with the Mets, avoiding arbitration, per Bob Nightengale. (Source: Bobby Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Matz struggled mightily in 2020 with a 9.68 ERA across 30 2/3 innings. The Mets are hoping the 29-year old can bounce back; he holds a career 4.35 ERA and has shown promise in the past.

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Trevor May officially sign a two-year, $15.5 million contract with the Mets on Wednesday. The deal also includes $250,000 in performance bonuses each year. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: May should settle in as one of the Mets' top setup man. He was terrific for the Twins last season, posting a 3.86 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and a 38:7 K:BB over 23 1/3 innings in 2019-20. May holds more fantasy value in leagues that count saves/holds as a category and in that format can be considered a top-30 reliever.

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New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and will be suspended for the entire 2021 season, according to MLB insider Jeff Passan. According to Jon Heyman, Cano's positive test was for Stanozolol. He will forfeit a $24 million salary in 2020. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cano had a bounceback year in the shortened 2020 season, slashing .316 / .352 / .544 with 10 home runs in 49 games after slashing just .256 / .307 / .428 with 13 home runs in 107 games in 2019. Cano is under contract for the 2022 and 2023 seasons at $24 million for each season. He turned 38 in October.


Mets ace Jacob deGrom has been named a finalist for the 2020 National League Cy Young award. (Source: BBWAA on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trevor Bauer and Yu Darvish are the other two finalists. deGrom has won the award in back-to-back seasons and was once again phenomenal this past summer, registering a 2.38 ERA to go along with a 0.96 WHIP and 104 strikeouts in 68 innings. The official announcement for the award will come next Wednesday.


Dellin Betances will exercise his $6.8 million player option for 2021 by Sunday's deadline. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Betances struggled mightily in 2020, posting a (0-1) record along with a 7.71 ERA, 2.06 WHIP and 11 strikeouts over 11 2/3 innings. He dealt with a lat injury in September which most likely contributed to his struggles. Betances is expected to be in a setup role once again for the Mets in 2021.

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The Mets declined Robinson Chirinos' $6.5 million option for 2021. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chirinos will instead receive a $1 million buyout. He struggled mightily in 2020, batting .162 with a .475 OPS in 26 games. He'll likely have a tough time finding a starting job this offseason.

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The Mets declined Todd Frazier's $5.75 million club option for 2021. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Frazier will instead receive a $1.5 million buyout. The veteran corner infielder played in just 14 games between the Rangers and Mets this season. He could have a tough time finding a major-league contract for 2021.

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The Mets plan to decline Wilson Ramos' 2021 $10 million club option, per beat reporter Mike Puma. (Source: Mike Puma on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move would make the 33-year old a free agent and free to sign anywhere this offseason. He registered a .239/.297/.387 batting line to go along with five home runs and 15 RBI across 142 at-bats in the shortened 2020 season. While the offensive numbers weren't all that bad, Ramos has been a liability behind the plate for the Mets. New York will likely add a new catcher through free agency this winter.

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Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double, and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Washington Nationals. The two homers give him 16 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Alonso finished the year strong but was batting just .202 with a few games left in the season. He managed to hit 16 home runs in 57 games, but his numbers were down across the board after a breakout rookie campaign.

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Mets starter Rick Porcello allowed three earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out three over three innings in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Porcello finished a lackluster season with three consecutive losses and ends the year with a 1-7 record to go with a 5.64 ERA and 1.51 WHIP.

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