Starling Marte and New York Mets would sign four-year, $ 78 million deal

The Dominican center fielder is coming off one of his best seasons and joins the hires of Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha

The New York Mets have been left with the best center fielder in free agency in the figure of Starling mars, since the Dominican and the Queens franchise have agreed for 4 seasons and $ 70 million dollars, according to sources confirmed to Jeff Passan of ESPN.

Thus the New York team closed its great first day of the offseason with the additions of the infielder. Eduardo Escobar and the gardener Mark Canha.

Marte, 33, began the 2021 season with the Miami Marlins, and was later sent via trade to the Oakland Athletics team where he improved his performance, being one of the best acquisitions by any team last season.

The Dominican outfielder finished the year with lines of .310 / .383 / .458 with an OPS of .841, playing excellent defense in center field and being one of the best pad scammers of the season, and the agreement only lacks of the physical examination of the player to be official.

Starling Marte finished 2021 with 47 stolen bases, 7 above his closest pursuer Whit Merrifield in all major leagues, but did not finish as leader of any of the circuits, dividing his total between both leagues, 22 with the Marlins and 25 with the Athletics.

Canha, 32, had a .231 batting average last season sharing the outfield in Oakland with Marte, and can play in any of the three woods. According to sources, his agreement would be for two years and $ 26.5 million with an option for a third season.

In the case of Escobar, a versatile defensive player who can hit both hands, the deal would also be for two seasons and $ 20 million.

According to reports, these would be just the first signings for the Mets who will seek to strengthen their pitching staff and defense throughout the offseason.