This is a...great signing by the New York Mets?
The folks in Flushing didn't wipe their tears over losing Brian Dozier to the Nationals for too long. Instead, they just let him get the ball rolling on the rest of the infield market, signing 2018 All-Star Jed Lowrie to a two-year deal for his first tour of duty in the NL East.
Free agent infielder Jed Lowrie is in agreement with the New York Mets on a two-year deal, league sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 10, 2019
Congrats, Metropolitans. You finally got the hard-nosed, capital-B Baseball Player you'd aimed for a few years back when you went after Ben Zobrist.
Lowrie is a utility man who's just flat-out dependable, putting the cherry on top of his career last year by slashing .267/.353/.448 with 23 homers and 99 RBI. He causes a bit of a log-jam with Robinson Cano at second and Amed Rosario at short, but Todd Frazier could take over first and let Lowrie play third.
Throw Jeff McNeil in the mix, and you've got a lot of guys who can play just about anywhere.
Lowrie gets in the 20M range on mets deal. Mets showing they are willing to spend.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 10, 2019
Potentially, this is too many players for one roster, but who are we to say? We love it.