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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Jacob deGrom optimistic contract extension with Mets can be reached before season | Newsday

The Mets’ ace said he remains optimistic that he and the team can work out a long-term deal by the start of the regular season, which is about two weeks away. Instead of getting personally involved in those negotiations, though, deGrom said he has let his agent, Jeff Berry of CAA, “do his thing.”

“I try to eliminate as many things as I can and just focus on getting guys out,” deGrom said Tuesday. “Being a part of the future is definitely something I would like to be. That was a goal of mine. I think we’re hopeful, so we’ll just see what happens.”

Said general manager Brodie Van Wagenen: “I’m not going to put a label on it. [There have been] discussions. There’s been open dialogue, and I think that’s important.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 13, 2019 at 09:17 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: jacob degrom, mets

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Mets Need to Prove They’re a Big-Market Team in Handling of Jacob deGrom | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

Will he be able to come close to replicating 2018? That’s a tall order.

Yes, it could cost more by then. Yes, it could cost more by next winter, if deGrom comes anywhere close to replicating a 2018 season in which he had a 1.70 ERA and struck out 269 in 217 innings.

Big-market teams don’t need to worry much about things like that. They can afford to wait, because if the price goes up, they can afford to pay it.

The New York Yankees often operate that way.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 19, 2019 at 06:45 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: jacob degrom, mets

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Frazier, Wheeler rally behind deGrom: Mets, sign him now

Deserves what he can get under the current CBA would be a truer statement. The CBA would need a total redo for players to get what they deserve. Albert Pujols and Pablo Sandoval, for just two examples, certainly don’t want the kind of CBA restructuring where players get what they currently deserve.

“[DeGrom] deserves every penny, and I hope he gets it. He’s that good of a baseball player and he deserves all the money in baseball he can get.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 14, 2019 at 03:58 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: jacob degrom, mets

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Report: Jacob deGrom’s camp disappointed due to lack of substantive contract extension talks with Mets

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that pitcher Jacob deGrom’s camp is “disappointed” due to the lack of substantive talks about a contract extension. deGrom, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner and a free agent after the 2020 season, avoided arbitration with the Mets last month, agreeing to an $11 million salary for the upcoming campaign.

This situation is particularly intriguing because the Mets’ new GM, Brodie Van Wagenen, used to represent deGrom as part of Creative Artists Agency. Van Wagenen has been one of few active GM’s this offseason, having acquired Robinson Canó and Edwin Díaz while signing Jeurys Familia, Jed Lowrie, Wilson Ramos, and Justin Wilson. According to ESPN, the $79 million the Mets have committed to players this offseason is fourth-most in baseball behind the Nationals ($188 million), Yankees ($140.055 million), and Dodgers ($107.4 million) and just ahead of the Red Sox ($74 million) and Phillies ($73 million).

Mind you, would you want to hang around the Mets if you didn’t really have to?

 

QLE Posted: February 05, 2019 at 04:31 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: contract extension, jacob degrom, mets being mets

Friday, November 16, 2018

Michael Wilbon Weighs In On Jacob deGrom With Worst Baseball Take Of Year | MLB | NESN.com

I can’t watch the show. It’s like trying to follow the logic of two drunks arguing at the bar.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 16, 2018 at 05:11 PM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: jacob degrom, stupid hot takes

Thursday, November 15, 2018

How Mets, deGrom could get their contract extension done

My concept: A five-year, $155.5 million accord that would pay deGrom $20 million in 2019, $27.5 million in 2020 and then $36 million annually from 2021-23. The $31.1 million average would beat the annual value of all pitchers except Zack Greinke (I assume positionally that both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will exceed the $31 million average of Miguel Cabrera this offseason). The $36 million seasons will top the most ever given in a single year to a pitcher (Max Scherzer has $35 million seasons in his contract).

Jim Furtado Posted: November 15, 2018 at 06:51 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: jacob degrom, mets

Thursday, September 27, 2018

NYTimes: Met’s Jacob deGrom Won a Game, and Maybe the Cy Young

After the final pitch of his marvelous 2018 season, the normally stoic Jacob deGrom cracked a smile. He deservingly strutted off the mound after unfurling a 92-mile per hour slider that darted so abruptly it froze second baseman Ozzie Albies. The crowd honored deGrom with a rousing standing ovation.

Earlier in the eighth inning, Mets fans serenaded deGrom with shouts of “M.V.P.!” They later chanted “We want Jake” when Jay Bruce, not deGrom, stood in the on-deck circle in the bottom of the inning. And it was hard to blame them: They wanted to see more of the historic excellence deGrom had produced every fifth game this season.

In a 3-0 win over the playoff-bound Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, deGrom put the finishing touches on a season that may very well earn him his first National League Cy Young Award. He fired eight scoreless innings, allowed only two hits, walked none and struck out 10.

His season-ending statistics are jaw-dropping: a major league-best 1.70 earned run average (the sixth-lowest qualifying total since the pitcher’s mound was lowered in 1969), 269 strikeouts, and only 46 walks in 217 innings.

He allowed only 40 extra base hits all season, and only 10 home runs. It’s as fine as season as I can recall since peak Pedro.  He actually had a lower ERA than 2000 vintage Pedro, though obviously the run environments were way different.  That 1.70 ERA is the sixth best ERA of my lifetime, his 9.8 pWAR is 8th.  He earned it.  Give him the Cy Young.


 

 

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