The New York Mets have completed the signing of outfielder Brandon Nimmo and reliever David Robertson, sources revealed on Thursday.
Nimmo, who has been with the Mets since 2011, will remain in New York on an eight-year, $162 million contract. This deal is the second-richest contract in Mets history, while also ensuring that the Mets have the highest payroll in the MLB.
Drafted in the first round in 2011, Nimmo enjoyed the best consecutive seasons of his career in 2021 and 2022. Last season, he hit .274/.367/.433 with 16 homers in 151 games, while in 2021 he hit .292/.401/.437 with eight homers despite suffering a bruised hand and a strained hamstring.
Robertson is fresh off a comeback campaign, posting a 2.40 ERA in 58 games—his highest since 2018. The pitcher was a standout player on Philadelphia’s road to the World Series, pitching in eight postseason games and allowing just one run in 7⅔ innings pitched with 11 strikeouts and five walks.
As a result of Nimmo’s and Robertson’s contracts, the Mets will have a payroll standing around $320 million next season. This would make them the first-ever team to open a season with a payroll over $300 million.