Adam Ottavino Reveals Why He Opted Out Of Contract With Mets

Adam Ottavino's decision to opt out of his contract with the New York Mets for the 2024 season was influenced by a combination of factors.

One primary reason was his desire to secure a more lucrative deal in the open market.

Given his performance in the previous season, Ottavino believed he had the potential to negotiate a contract that could exceed the value of what he was slated to earn with the Mets.

This decision underscores a common strategy among players who have had strong seasons and seek to capitalize on their recent successes.

Another reason was that he was reportedly uncertain of the direction the team was going in.

Additionally, Ottavino had attempted to renegotiate his contract with the Mets prior to opting out.

His proposal included a willingness to accept a lower salary for the 2024 season, but with certain conditions.

However, the Mets did not express interest in this renegotiation, leading Ottavino to pursue free agency as a more viable option.

It's important to note that while Ottavino has opted out of his contract, he hasn't closed the door on a potential return to the Mets. Photo Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports