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MLB free agency tracker: Live updates on news, rumors, signings and trades after 2022 Winter Meetings

MLB free agency for 2022-23 reached a fever pitch during the Winter Meetings in San Diego. The Aaron Judge sweepstakes concluded with his return to the Bronx, the Mets reunited Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, the Padres signed another nine-figure shortstop in Xander Bogaerts, and the Cardinals replaced catching legend Yadier Molina with former divisional rival Willson Contreras.
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Mets free agency moves only make Braves look wiser with their money

The New York Mets threw a lot of money to ace Justin Verlander, but compared to the Atlanta Braves payroll, it’s certainly not a good look. The Mets recently lost their ace Jacob deGrom, so in return, they made a big splash on the market by signing Justin Verlander. Last season, they signed Max Scherzer, and according to Paul Hembekides of ESPN, New York will pay the two a combined $173.3 million over the next two seasons.

Video: Jake Brown on Mets retaining Brandon Nimmo, signing Justin Verlander

Host of The Post’s Amazin’ But True podcast Jake Brown joins Brandon London to discuss the Mets re-signing outfielder Brandon Nimmo and the addition of Justin Verlander to a vaunted pitching staff headlined by Verlander’s former teammate, Max Scherzer. Watch the full discussion on the New York Post Sports YouTube channel: [youtube]
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Report: Nimmo had offer from Giants before re-signing with Mets

A New York team swooped up a Giants' free agent target for the second time this week. After reigning AL MVP Aaron Judge re-signed with the New York Yankees on Wednesday, free agent outfielder Brandon Nimmo reportedly agreed to an eight-year, $162 million contract with the New York Mets on Thursday.

Mets still interested in Japanese star pitcher

It was reported about three weeks ago that the Mets had a sit-down meeting with Japanese right-hander Kodai Senga. Since then, the club has been very busy, giving $86.66M to Justin Verlander, $162M to Brandon Nimmo, $26M to Jose Quintana and $10M to David Robertson. Despite all of that, Andy Martino of SNY reports that Senga is still an option for the club.

David Robertson inks 1-year deal to join Mets

The New York Mets announced Friday night that the club has signed All-Star right-handed pitcher David Robertson to a one-year contract. “We’re very excited to add a pitcher of David’s caliber to our bullpen,” Mets general manager Billy Eppler said. “He has been pitching in high-leverage situations for teams with Postseason expectations since his career started."

Mets complete deals with LHP Quintana, RHP Robertson

NEW YORK (AP) — The active New York Mets took two more steps toward restocking their pitching staff Friday night, finalizing contracts with free agents José Quintana and David Robertson. Quintana signed a $26 million, two-year contract that adds another veteran arm to the team’s revamped rotation. The sides agreed to terms Wednesday at baseball’s winter meetings in San Diego, pending a physical. Robertson gets a one-year contract that brings the veteran reliever back to New York after two previous stints with the Yankees. He gives the Mets an experienced setup man for All-Star closer Edwin Díaz as they rebuild their bullpen during a whirlwind offseason. “We’re very excited to add a pitcher of David’s caliber,” general manager Billy Eppler said in a news release. “He has been pitching in high-leverage situations for teams with postseason expectations since his career started.”

Mets Announce David Robertson, José Quintana Deals

The New York Mets announced on Friday night that they’ve signed left-handed starter José Quintana and right-handed reliever David Robertson. The deal with Quintana is for two-years, $26 million, and one-year, $10 million with Robertson. Quintana, 33, revitalized his career in 2022 between the Pirates and the Cardinals....

Braves have coveted recent trade acquisition for quite some time

The Braves have been quiet compared to other NL East teams. The Phillies signed Trea Turner to a $300 million deal, and the Mets re-signed Brandon Nimmo and replaced Jacob deGrom with Justin Verlander. Atlanta has made one noteworthy move this winter, though. Earlier this week, Alex Anthopoulos struck a deal to acquire reliever Joe Jiménez from the Tigers in exchange for the team’s highest-rated position player on the farm, Justyn-Henry Malloy.

MLB insider on which team is the cream of the crop in the NL East

The NL East was the most competitive division in baseball last year, and it’s primed to be the class of the MLB again in 2023. It had two 100+ win teams, sent three to the postseason, and one made the World Series. Coming off those incredibly successful seasons, the clubs aren’t being complacent.

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Kenny Malone is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money podcast. Before that, he was a reporter for WNYC's Only Human podcast. Before that, he was a reporter for Miami's WLRN. And before that, he was a reporter for his friend T.C.'s homemade newspaper, Neighborhood News. Taiwan faces a global feud....