The deadline for teams to extend a qualifying offer (a one-year, $19.65 million deal for 2023) to their free agents has come and gone.
The New York Mets extended a QO to three players on Thursday: Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom, outfielder Brandon Nimmo, and starting pitcher Chris Bassitt. They have until November 15 at 4 p.m. to accept or reject.
Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker did not receive a QO, meaning the Mets will not receive any Draft pick compensation if he signs with another club.
deGrom, 34, became a free agent for the first time when he opted out of the final year left on his five-year, $137.5 million deal. He’s a two-time Cy Young Award winner with a career 2.52 ERA and a 5.30 K/BB ratio.
Nimmo, 29, slashed .274/.367/.433 with 16 home runs over a career-high 151 games.
Bassitt, 33, is a free agent for the first time in his career. He made a career-high 30 starts in 2022 and had a 3.42 ERA after being traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Mets in March.