Extension talks between Michael Conforto and the Mets “have yet to grow serious,” according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, who also reports that the two sides never got to the point where numbers were exchanged. An earlier report two weeks ago stated that the Mets made an initial offer to Conforto, although both items aren’t necessarily contradictory — it could be that the Mets never got an official counter-offer back from the outfielder's representatives at the Boras Corporation, or perhaps the Mets’ offer was more exploratory in nature. Regardless, it remains to be seen if any negotiating will take place before Conforto hits the free-agent market after the season. The outfielder told DiComo, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post and other reporters on Sunday that he was “not interested in really talking about” the subject any further, and agent Scott Boras told Davidoff in a text message that “as is the custom when the season begins, [we are] focusing on the performance of the players.”
In other news, Conforto revealed that he and his fiancee tested positive for the coronavirus during the offseason, about two weeks before he reported to spring training. His fiancee suffered some moderate symptoms while Conforto didn’t suffer much beyond some shortness of breath.
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