He gets to make a living out of the sport he loves, he is in a top organization, and he recently got paid handsomely for the next eight years.
That’s right: amid interest from half of the league, Nimmo signed an eight-year, $162 million contract to stay in Queens and be a part of something big.
“‘It’s one of the best days of my life, honestly.’ Brandon Nimmo is thrilled after his 8-year deal with the Mets was officially announced and he played an elf in the Mets’ holiday event,” SNY tweeted, with a picture of him addressing the media in an elf costume.
"It's one of the best days of my life, honestly"
Brandon Nimmo is thrilled after his 8-year deal with the Mets was officially announced and he played an elf in the Mets' holiday event: pic.twitter.com/p1tl3Jof46
— SNY (@SNYtv) December 15, 2022
A True Giver
It doesn’t get any better than that.
In the full quote, Nimmo did say it was one of the best days in his life, “being able to remain with the organization for eight years and get to hand out gifts and bring so much joy to kids during the holiday season.”
He really is showing that the spirit of Christmas is more about giving than receiving.
On the field, he gave pitchers lots of nightmares with his on-base ability, power, speed, and excellent defense.
In 151 games and 673 plate appearances, Nimmo hit 16 home runs and slashed .274/.367/.433 with a 134 wRC+ and 5.4 Wins Above Replacement, or WAR.
He got so much money because teams really value on-base percentage (OBP).
His 2022 mark was an excellent .367, but he is at an elite .385 for his career.
As long as he is on the team and healthy, the Mets will be active on the basepaths and the scoreboard.