Javier Baez
Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

It’s shopping season for big league ballclubs!

On Monday, free agency began in Major League Baseball.

There are 12 potentially former New York Mets on the list of free agents. Two — outfielder Michael Conforto and pitcher Noah Syndergaard — received qualifying offers over the weekend.

Joining Conforto and Syndergaard are Javier Báez, Marcus Stroman, Jonathan Villar, Brad Hand, Dellin Betances, Jeurys Familia, Heath Hembree, Rich Hill, Aaron Loup and Kevin Pillar.


Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.