New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo arrived in Port St. Lucie on Saturday morning for spring training and spoke to the media for the first time since last season.
The 28-year-old was asked about a potential contract extension and he said he would be open to it.
“This is all I’ve known, being a New York Met, and I like the direction that this team is headed,” Nimmo said. “I think that Steve [Cohen] at the helm of things is, he wants to win and will do what it takes to win. That’s what you need, first and foremost, is someone that’s willing to do it.
“I know being here for as long as I have, every year, all I hear about is the ’69 Mets and the ’86 Mets. I want to be one of those teams that brings a World Series back. I think that would be amazing to have a parade in New York. I would like to be a part of that. I haven’t been approached. We’ll see what happens, but definitely not against [an extension].”
"All I hear about is the '69 Mets and the '86 Mets. I want to be part of one of those teams that brings a World Series back."
– Brandon Nimmo pic.twitter.com/GPc7JpYEG6
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) March 12, 2022
However, with the Mets signing outfielder Starling Marte before the lockout, Nimmo’s future with the team could be in doubt.