The MLB offseason has been a wild one to say the least.
Most of the top free agents have already signed, either with new teams or their old squads, and have done so at a rapid pace, with some massive contracts being dished out by many of the big-market teams.
The New York Mets have been the busiest team of them all, having signed stars such as Justin Verlander, Kodai Senga, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Quintana, and Carlos Correa, though there are still concerns about his physical, which is why the San Francisco Giants ended up losing him in the first place.
On Twitter, a fan posted a graphic featuring free agency tiers, with the Mets being in the top tier, labeled, “Just printing money.”
The Giants are in the bottom tier, labeled, “We honestly feel bad for you.”
MLB Free Agency Tiers. pic.twitter.com/OkFPMB5dkW
— Around The Diamond (@_AroundDiamond) December 23, 2022
For context, the Giants were the first team to express concerns about Correa’s physical after they had initially agreed to sign him to a 13-year, $350 million contract.
That’s what caused them to lose out on the star shortstop, just mere weeks after barely missing out on Aaron Judge, who MLB insider Jon Heyman had reported was close to signing with the team.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, and Boston Red Sox all lost their star shortstops in free agency and are in their own special tier.
There have certainly been some clear winners and losers of the 2022-23 offseason.
The Mets are obviously one of the biggest winners, while the Giants find themselves in a rather disappointing position.