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Friday, July 20, 2018

Agent: Mets should trade Jacob deGrom if not interested in long-term deal

Jacob deGrom wants the New York Mets to consider trading him if they aren’t interested in signing the ace pitcher to a long-term contract.

DeGrom’s agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, said in a statement to The Athletic that the All-Star is interested in “exploring a long-term partnership that would keep him in a Mets uniform for years to come.”

“If the Mets don’t share [the] same interest, we believe their best course of action is to seriously consider trade opportunities now,” Van Wagenen said in the statement published Monday. “The inertia of [the] current situation could complicate Jacob’s relationship with the club and creates an atmosphere of indecision.”

Van Wagenen attempted to clarify his comments later Monday to the New York Post, telling the paper that his statement to The Athletic is “not a demand for a trade.

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: July 20, 2018 at 03:28 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 20, 2018 at 03:37 PM (#5713244)
Me: Mets should ignore agents when making their player-personnel decisions.
   2. Captain Supporter Posted: July 20, 2018 at 05:58 PM (#5713318)
Mr. Wagneran's comments, while well worth ignoring, lack the sublime surrealism and associated entertainment value of the master flim-flam man, Scott Boras.
   3. Man o' Schwar Posted: July 20, 2018 at 06:14 PM (#5713325)
Mr. Wagneran's comments, while well worth ignoring, lack the sublime surrealism and associated entertainment value of the master flim-flam man, Scott Boras.

Not pursuing a long-term contract is discriminatory against players who want long-term contracts.
   4. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: July 20, 2018 at 07:53 PM (#5713351)
This Brodie Van Wagnerian seems to be in the news a lot. I feel like it's a while since I heard about any other baseball agents except Scott Boras and him.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 20, 2018 at 08:57 PM (#5713369)
Brodie Van Wagnerian

That names sounds like something a teenager would make up for her fake boyfriend.
   6. formerly dp Posted: July 21, 2018 at 09:40 AM (#5713445)
So...Familia dealt to the A's apparently, no word on who they have coming back, but Mickey was told not to use him in the game last night. Bummer.
   7. Adam Starblind Posted: July 21, 2018 at 01:06 PM (#5713472)
Crazy coincidence that this demand for an extension happens at the moment he's pitching the best baseball of his life.
   8. formerly dp Posted: July 21, 2018 at 05:14 PM (#5713529)
Underwhelming haul for Familia--26 year-old AAA reliever and a no-hit 3b at low A. It's like they're not even trying. And Cespedes has heel issues that will require an 8-10 month absence to properly correct.
   9. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: July 21, 2018 at 05:20 PM (#5713530)
I won't dispute the "not even trying" part, but what would you expect two months of Familia to bring back?
   10. formerly dp Posted: July 21, 2018 at 05:35 PM (#5713535)
I dunno...but this is the very definition of a shitty return. If it were my team and that's the best that materialized, I'd wait another week and see if anyone gets desperate. Timing is everything.
   11. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: July 21, 2018 at 05:45 PM (#5713536)
Fair enough. Both of the prospects do look pretty useless. I still don't know how to properly value the international FA spending money, but I have to assume it was a big part of the appeal to the Mets.
   12. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: July 21, 2018 at 11:58 PM (#5713700)
Crazy coincidence that this demand for an extension happens at the moment he's pitching the best baseball of his life.

I might be wrong about this but I do believe that deGrom has mentioned a long-term extension before this season. deGrom is relatively older and has a history of elbow surgery. He might have had more incentive to sign an extension than most.


   13. RMc's Daps of the Dope Artists Posted: July 22, 2018 at 07:48 AM (#5713720)
Brodie Van Wagnerian

That name sounds like something a teenager would make up for her fake boyfriend.


"Shut up, you guys! Brodie is TOTALLY real and we're in LOVE and I'm going to see him in Canada next year...!"
   14. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 22, 2018 at 12:24 PM (#5713764)
So what would Mets fans think of this one?

I was tuned in to the Yankees' radio station (660 AM) last night while driving home on I-95, and some caller who identified himself as a "Yankees fan since the early 70's" suggested that the Yankees offer Betances, Sheffield, Sanchez, Frazier, and one other player (I think it was Drury) for deGrom. He also said that if the Mets were wary of Frazier's concussion history, he'd substitute Tyler Wade for Frazier.

He said that this trade would be "fair" to the Mets.

P. S. I am not making this up.
   15. JJ1986 Posted: July 22, 2018 at 03:06 PM (#5713812)
You don't want to give up five whole players for deGrom. The Mets will take just one of you make it Gleyber Torres.
   16. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 22, 2018 at 04:38 PM (#5713847)
You don't want to give up five whole players for deGrom. The Mets will take just one of you make it Gleyber Torres.

I doubt the Yanks would agree to that, but if they did, think about it: They effectively would have gotten perhaps the best pitcher in baseball** in return for a 3 month rental of a closer.

** Along with Adam Warren and two other minor league prospects.
   17. Chicago Joe Posted: July 23, 2018 at 12:46 AM (#5713933)
Brodie Van Wagnerian


Where are the Mets in their ring cycle, tho?

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