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George Springer choosing between Jays and Mets

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The New York Daily News tells us that George Springer is deciding between two teams. The Mets and the Blue Jays. They also say that a decision isn’t expected soon.

Springer, 31, is expected to sign with either team in January. He figures to pick up a long-term contract worth well over $100 million.

But I’d guess that Springer will be looking for something in the $150 million range and 5 or 6 years. Baseball players tend to decline in their 30. Five years would bring him to his age 35 season. I don’t imagine he’ll be worth $30 at that age, but then the first 2-3 years should be decent value. I also don’t think he could play center when he is 35, but we could move him to one of the corner spots by then.

MLB Trade Rumors figures the Mets are more focused on Springer, while the Jays are talking to a few guys:

Jays remain linked to a bevy of top-tier free agents, including Springer, LeMahieu, Realmuto and Trevor Bauer. Both the Mets and the Blue Jays have also been rumored as possible landing spots when Francisco Lindor is ultimately traded.

Let’s do a poll:

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If the Jays signed George Springer for 5 years and $150 million

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Happy, we are getting a great player.
    (870 votes)
  • 60%
    Sad, we are overpaying for a aging player.
    (1333 votes)
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