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Jacob deGrom, arguably the best pitcher in baseball, is aiming to get the same amount on his next trade.
New York Mets ace Jon Heyman says he is expected to play A player option worth $30.5 million was opted out of the 2023 campaign, and he is believed to be considering a $50 million-a-year deal on his next contract. New York Post.
DeGrom 2019 Signed a five-year, $137.5 million extension with the Mets in March 2019 and has consistently rejected his 2023 player option. However, he said in March that he “liked” to be a member of the Mets and would be interested in staying at the club throughout his career. SNY @SNYtv Jacob deGrom says ‘plan’ is to opt out of contract after season, but he wants ongoing contact with Mets about return :
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In an interview with Zach Braziller of The New York Post on Saturday 3- Before the 0 win over the Colorado Rockies, Mets owner Steven Cohen said the organization planned to do whatever was necessary to keep deGrom in Queens for the next few years.
“Listen, he certainly has the right to do that. We love Jacob, I think he’s the best in baseball Pitcher,” Cohen said. “We’ll do everything we can to make sure he stays. But it’s his decision, not ours.”
Cohen also told the Brazilian that while the organization has yet to negotiate a new contract with DeGrom, they plan to make a serious offer to bring him back in 2023 and beyond.
“When we get to that bridge, we’re going to cross it, all right,” Cohen said. “Right now, we’re trying to win our division and we’re going to sit down with Jack and try to fix that at the end of the season.”
DeGrom missed the first four months of the 2022 season with a shoulder injury, but he has dominated since his return, going 4-1 in 36.1 games, 1.98 ERA, 0.55 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in six innings starters.
For the 34-year-old who won the rookie award, this is the continuation of the storied career. Jia, two Cy Young awards, an ERA title and a four-time All-Star. DeGrom has been a staple in the Mets rotation since his 2014 debut and is a The mainstay of the team including Max Scherzer, Chris Bassitt, Carlos Carrasco and Taijuan Walker.
The Mets are No. 1 in the NL East with an 84-48 record and are ready for the playoffs, they hope Finished with the first World Series title since 1986. If DeGrom can help the team accomplish the feat, it may not hesitate to pay the ace what he wants.