Francisco Lindor (signed 2021)
10 years/$341 million
This contract is not looking too good so far, but it’s way, way too early to pass judgment. We have nine and a half more years to do that.
David Wright (2012)
8 years/$138 million
This was the biggest contract the team ever doled out until Lindor’s megadeal. Wright was healthy for only half the contract. His 2006 six-year, $55 million deal would be 11th on this list.
Johan Santana (2008)
6 years/$137.5 million
Another guy who was injured for the back half of his deal.
Jacob deGrom (2019)
5 years/$137.5 million
This deal is looking like the bargain of the century. His opt out after 2022 means the Mets will have a pay a whole lot more to keep deGrom around.
Carlos Beltran (2005)
7 years/$119 million
What a waste — all that cheating knowledge and he never used it to get the Mets a championship.
Yoenis Cespedes (2017)
4 years /$110 million
That was a lot of money for what turned out to be less than a season of production.
Mike Piazza (1998)
7 years/$91 million
One of the rare big Mets contracts that actually paid off.
Yoenis Cespedes (2016)
3 years/$75 million
He opted out after one year to sign the bigger deal above. He was very good for that one year, though.
Jason Bay (2009)
4 years/$66 million
The less said about this the better.
Curtis Granderson (2013)
4 years/$60 million
Can you believe this is the 10th biggest contract in Mets history? That’s what happens when you operate as a small market club.
Mug Shots Courtesy Ultimate Mets Database, http://ultimatemets.com/mugshots.php