According to a report (well, a series of tweets) Wednesday morning from ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the Mets have agreed to a contract extension with Juan Lagares.
Bowden says it is a four-year pact with an option for more than $20 million. The deal will start next season, which means it buys out all of his arbitration years, plus his first year of free agency if the Mets pick up the option.
This is a very good deal for both sides. Lagares does not have to worry about his contract status while the Mets get the best fielding center fielder in baseball at a very fair price.