Turns out you can come back home again, the New York Mets and the Jeff McNeil made their contract signing offical in a press conference held in Queens, New York on Tuesday.
The two sides were able to reach a four-year $50 million contract extension as McNeil became the first Met to waive multiple arbitration years in favor of an extension since Juan Lagares did the same in 2015.
McNeil continues a trend by the New York Mets of singing home grown players to the team, in addition to the infielder the franchise also recently resigned outfielder Brandon Nimmo and they are not stopping there.
The signing of McNeil gives the Mets fans hope and optimism in more ways than one in the fact that now they not only are able to see one of their own stick with the team.
1495 Sports is proud to bring the following video look at the press conference held to welcome McNeil back to New York City, featuring Mets General Manger Billy Eppler. Filmed by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports
One of the biggest keys to McNeils success is the fact that he has an amazing ability to get contact with the baseball along with the fact that he has great defensive versatility. Coming off of one of this finest seasons McNeil had a .326 average to help win the first Mets batting title in 11 years.
Thus far in his career McNeil has a .307 average and has played five seasons with the team and will help solidify the Mets infield. In addition, it seems as if Jeff is going to be representing Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
1495 Sports is also proud to bring the following photo gallery from the press conference. Photos by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports:
There has been a flurry of deals thus far for the Mets who are looking to take that next step in the MLB Playoffs as they have been able to hit every note properly with all of the names they had hoped to sign.
The next on the rumor mill to potentially be resigned is Pete Alonso who happens to be good friends with McNeil, and both had helped the other on their way to the Mets to start with.
McNeil who is a feel-good story for all had been drafted by the Mets in the 12th-round and at first wanted to play golf prior to shifting his focus to baseball. Standing in front of a crowded press conference at Citi Field one could tell that Jeff was glad about his decision to stick with the sport and could tell that he had a true passion for the game.
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