Done Deal: New York Mets Sign Key Player To 4-Year Extension

After the 2021 season, he was possibly considered expendable, and had his name come up in trade rumors. But now, as a crucial member of the lineup going forward, Jeff McNeil has agreed to a long-term contract extension with the New York Mets.

It's a 4-year, $50M deal for the second baseman with a 5th-year club option that could bring the total take to $63.75M. McNeil is the reigning batting champion of the National League with a .326 average last season with an .836 OPS and a robust OPS+ of 140, meaning he was 40% better than the average hitter. 

McNeil has actually topped the .300 mark four times in his five major league seasons and is a two-time All-Star. He scuffled in 2021, dropping to .251 and an OPS about 150 points below his career mark. He was mentioned in trade rumors all throughout the 2021-22 offseason. But the 30-year-old regained his stroke in 2022 and now has a shiny new extension for it. 

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