The Oakland A’s two biggest free agents are officially gone.
Outfielders Starling Marte and Mark Canha both signed with the New York Mets on Friday. Marte will get four years and $78 million, reports insider Jon Heyman, while Canha agreed for two years and $26.5 million, per insider Joel Sherman.
The A’s are expected to begin a rebuild this winter, so these major departures don’t come as a surprise, but it’s still striking to see the actual headline. Canha in particular has spent his entire seven-year career in Oakland and became one of the team’s most productive stars over the past few seasons, so watching the Bay Area native in another uniform will take some getting used to.