Mets Swipe Major Base Stealing Threat From Yankees

Adam Taylor McKillop
The New York Mets swiped a major base stealing threat from the New York Yankees in free agency.
The New York Mets swiped a major base stealing threat from the New York Yankees in free agency. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

While the New York Mets are patiently awaiting a final resolution on the Carlos Correa situation, that hasn't stopped the franchise from making other movies. On Monday, New York announced an important signing to bolster their outfield depth.

The situation is even sweeter for Mets fans, considering New York swiped this major base stealing threat from the crosstown Yankees.

The Mets inked a minor league deal with outfielder Tim LoCastro. He'll receive an invite to Spring Training.

LoCastro accomplishes a number of priorities for the Mets. Not only does he add an extra layer of depth to their shallow outfield ranks, but he's a phenomenal base stealer. He has the ability to play all three outfield positions.

Throughout his MLB career, LoCasto has stolen bases at better than a 90% rate. This includes 39 total stolen bases and just 5 caught stealing attempts.

New York will continue to monitor the Correa situation, but this is a solid signing in the meantime and sticks one to the crosstown rivals. For now, the Mets hold +650 odds to win the 2023 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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