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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Jacob deGrom reaches significant 200-inning plateau for first time in career

Jacob deGrom has been the last ace standing for the Mets for most of this season, pitching more innings than Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Steven Matz have thrown combined.

Coming off of season-ending elbow one year ago, it is of no small significance that deGrom reached the 200-inning plateau for the first time in his major-league career on Sunday. DeGrom tossed another six strong frames, despite suffering the defeat to Washington ace Max Scherzer in a 3-2 loss to the Nationals.

“It’s definitely big for me,” deGrom said of his innings total. “We’ve got plans to hopefully go to the World Series next year, and I think that’s something I wanted to get to, to know what it’s like to pitch that many innings in a year.

“You never know what to expect coming off of surgery, so being healthy this year definitely has been a big plus for me.”

DeGrom gave up a two-run homer to Trea Turner in the third inning and an unearned run in the fifth, but he finished the game with 11 strikeouts, his 11th double-digit outing of the season.

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: September 24, 2017 at 10:32 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Mets should let a Jacob deGrom trade offer blow them away

Now, say you have Jacob deGrom. If you are the Mets, you love deGrom. He is a keeper, the one you planned to stick with throughout his prime.

But you are Sandy Alderson, and you notice the supply for top starters is thin and the demand great. Do you stick with the original strategy and ignore the market place? Or do you see what he is worth?

Because you have an idea of the value, but say a desperate team is willing to double that value, better positioning your team for years to come. And, lo and behold, five teams with arguably top seven or eight farm systems need someone just like deGrom – the Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Brewers and Braves.

Remember, putting the house or player on the market does NOT mean you have to unload it. This is merely an exercise in seeing how far a hungry suitor might go.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 17, 2017 at 02:10 PM | 19 comment(s)
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