Report: Mets didn't want to go beyond 6 years, $120M for Springer
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The New York Mets weren't willing to match the Toronto Blue Jays' offer for George Springer.

New York didn't want to go past six years and $120 million, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Springer reportedly agreed to join the Blue Jays on a six-year, $150-million deal Tuesday.

The Mets believe they had a strong chance of landing the 2017 World Series MVP if the team matched the Blue Jays' offer, Sherman adds.

Club officials felt that Toronto needed to give Springer more money because the Blue Jays failed to make other big moves this offseason, including finishing runner-up to the Mets in their pursuit of Francisco Lindor, reports Sherman.

New York is currently about $25 million under the luxury-tax threshold, according to Spotrac.

Star outfielder Michael Conforto and Lindor will need new contracts following the 2021 campaign, with the latter expected to command a $300-million pact. Suspended second baseman Robinson Cano will be back on the books in 2022 with his $20-million salary, and starting pitchers Steven Matz, Marcus Stroman, and Noah Syndergaard are scheduled to hit free agency after next season.

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