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Mets offered Michael Conforto $100 million contract last spring

Mets offered Michael Conforto $100 million contract last spring

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Michael Conforto remains one of the most notable names left on the free agent market, and while a return to the Mets currently seems unlikely, the team did offer him a new contract last spring.

According to SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino, the Mets offered Conforto a new contract in the $100 million range last spring, and the team would have gone as high as $120 million at that point. Now, Martino notes, the Mets are “not offering him anything like that now, and probably not anything.”

Martino reported last week that a reunion with the outfielder was “not on the radar” for the Mets, who have added outfielders Starling Marte and Mark Canha this offseason and are likely now looking to add a fourth outfielder/bench player to complement the pieces already in place.

SNY’s Danny Abriano wrote earlier on Thursday that the Mets may need more offensive firepower to compete with loaded NL teams like the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles…

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