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MLB Insider Predicts Brandon Nimmo Contract in Free Agency

Brandon Nimmo is expected to get paid this offseason. Here's what one MLB insider thinks he will get on the open market.
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"Show me the money."

Center fielder Brandon Nimmo is drawing heavy interest from a number of teams in free agency including the Mets, Yankees, Mariners, Rockies and Blue Jays. 

The soon-to-be 30-year-old is expected to sign a lucrative deal, given his value as a two-way center fielder, which the free agent market lacks.

In an appearance on the JD Bunkis podcast on the FAN 590, ESPN insider Jeff Passan predicted what Nimmo's contract might look like.

"The Shin-Soo Choo deal, which was six years and $130 or so million, is the place where I've landed after talking to people, but it wouldn't surprise me if it goes higher than that."

The Mets already signed closer Edwin Diaz to a record-setting $102 million deal with deferrals. Both Diaz and Nimmo were said to be priorities for the Mets this offseason, but it remains to be seen whether the Mets will give Nimmo $130 million or more.

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In addition to Nimmo, the Mets also want to keep Jacob deGrom, who will likely draw at least $40 million average annual value.

The Mets are prioritizing Nimmo, but they have a lot of competition and the center fielder won't come cheap, wherever he signs.

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