April 22, 2021

Mets shouldn’t hesitate to spend big on Michael Conforto (New York Post)


WASHINGTON — “As is the custom when the season begins, [we are] focusing on the performance of the players,” Scott Boras wrote in a text message to The Post on Sunday in response to a question about Michael Conforto, further cementing the unlikelihood of his client signing an extension with the Mets before he reaches free agency in November.

If I ran the Mets, there’s fewer players I’d like to lock up for the foreseeable future than Conforto, the homegrown All-Star who has never represented the organization in anything besides an exemplary manner.

Also if I ran the Mets? There are fewer players whose uncertain future would cause me less concern about the present. Whereas an unresolved Francisco Lindor situation could have hung over this club like the Sword of Damocles, Conforto figures to quietly soldier onward.

“Right now I’m focused on the Mets,” Conforto said Sunday, after the team concluded a workout at Nationals Park. “I wish you guys were asking me about a situation that I didn’t come through in a game that we came out and won. I wish we were talking about baseball.”

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