Mets offered Michael Conforto $100 million last year: Report

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With the addition of Starling Marte and Mark Canha, it seems unlikely that free agent Michael Conforto will find his way back to the Mets, but the team reportedly wanted to lock him up long term before the start of last season.

According to SNY’s Andy Martino, New York offered Conforto a contract in the range of $100 million last spring, and would have even gone up to $120 million to keep the former All-Star with the Mets for years to come. Conforto, coming off a shortened 2020 season in which he hit .322 with a .927 OPS, instead played out the 2021 season and rejected the team’s ensuing qualifying offer.

Conforto battled injury last season after reportedly being offered the deal, playing in 125 games and batting a career-worst .232 with a .729 OPS. The seven-year veteran has spent his entire career with the Mets, though that tenure appears to be over.

Conforto is still on the market with spring training games having started as of Thursday. The Yankees reportedly showed interest before the lockout in December.

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