The Mets have already checked off a number of items on the team’s offseason to-do list, or at least the version of that list that the fans have put together.
They’ve acquired a superstar in Francisco Lindor, added a new starting catcher in James McCann, and added quality arms both in the rotation and in the bullpen with the addition of Carlos Carrasco, Trevor May, Aaron Loup, and others.
But, some fans may ask, what about that Michael Conforto extension?
A free agent at the end of the upcoming season, Conforto was asked on Tuesday as he was honored during the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner where things stand on his contract talks with the team.
“As far as extension talks go, myself and the Mets, myself and Sandy [Alderson] in particular, haven’t spoken since – he did give me a call to let me know that I was going to be honored as a Second-Team outfielder on that All-MLB list. Our conversations haven’t gone anywhere past that. He just let me know that I was going to be a Second-Team All-MLB outfielder.
“He was on record saying that we’re going to broach that topic when we get closer to spring training. Now that we have a solid date for spring training I think things may progress, but at this point we really haven’t talked about extension stuff and all that stuff. We’ll see what happens here in the next week or two as we get closer to spring training and I think things will probably progress as we get closer.”