Breaking News: The New York Mets Sign RHP Dellin Betances
Earlier today, Andy Martino of SNY reported that the New York Mets have agreed to a contract with RHP Dellin Betances.
After an injured 2019 campaign where Betances only appeared in one game, many people are expecting any deal with him to be a one-year, prove-it deal, potentially with an option for a second year.
According to Jeff Passan, this deal is for 1-Year, and includes two different player options. In a follow-up tweet, he announced that the first is a player-option and the second is a vesting player option.
Passan was also first to report that this is a $10.5 Million deal with incentives that can push it up to $13 Million.
Sources: Mets have agreed to terms with Dellin Betances — Andy Martino (@martinonyc) December 24, 2019
Right-handed reliever Dellin Betances and the New York Mets are in agreement on a one-year deal, sources tell ESPN. The deal includes two player options. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 24, 2019
The structure of Dellin Betances’ deal with the Mets is a one-year deal for 2020, a player option for 2021 and a vesting player option for 2022. Still waiting on the money, but the market for Betances was strong and allowed him to structure a deal with upside and security. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 24, 2019
Dellin Betances’ deal with the Mets is for $10.5M. He can get up to $13M if he reaches 70 games, sources tell ESPN. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 24, 2019
Some Quick Notes:
From 2014-2018, Betances was without a doubt one of the best relief pitchers in the MLB, and was a cornerstone of many dominant Yankees bullpens around others like Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and David Robertson, among others.
Even though this move will probably upset many Yankees fans, one has to remember that the Yankees are the team with the best access to his medical records. As with situations like this, one has to assume the Yankees know something that we don’t.