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Friday, December 02, 2022

Jacob deGrom signs with Rangers

What a HORRIFIC contract! It’s an expensive contract that bases value on hope. The Rangers HOPE he can be healthy enough to provide them value. It’s the kind of contract that gets a GM fired.

DeGrom turns 35 next June. He pitched 64.1 innings in 2022 and 92 innings in 2021.

I expect they went five years to lower the AAV. Of course, it’s a great contract for DeGrom, especially considering he’ll pay no state tax when he pitches in Texas.

It’s a shocker for sure.

Although it might not seem like it now, the Rangers did Mets fans a favor.

The Rangers pulled off a stunner ahead of next week’s Winter Meetings, signing ace right-hander Jacob deGrom to a five-year free-agent contract on Friday night. The deal will pay deGrom $185 million, a source told; the club has not confirmed the value of the contract.

jimfurtado Posted: December 02, 2022 at 08:43 PM | 108 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: free agents, jacob degrom, rangers

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   101. Adam Starblind Posted: December 09, 2022 at 03:59 PM (#6108924)
There's always a trade off. If Cohen is willing to go above $300M this year and next (seems likely) he's going to want to dip below the threshold at some point to reset the tax rates. The deGrom contract makes that much harder to do.

True enough, but that's not what we are talking about. We are talking about whether 288 was the limit of their payroll, and whether deGrom's departure was evidence of that. Clearly it was not even close to the limit.

   102. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: December 09, 2022 at 04:51 PM (#6108940)
True enough, but that's not what we are talking about. We are talking about whether 288 was the limit of their payroll, and whether deGrom's departure was evidence of that. Clearly it was not even close to the limit.
Awesome. Now let it go.
   103. Adam Starblind Posted: December 10, 2022 at 11:42 PM (#6109092)
   104. Adam Starblind Posted: December 20, 2022 at 02:40 PM (#6110213)
+Ottavino = $358 MM for purposes of CBT.
   105. Adam Starblind Posted: December 21, 2022 at 06:59 AM (#6110287)
$384MM. And a very good morning to you.
   106. KronicFatigue Posted: December 21, 2022 at 08:17 AM (#6110296)
The Mets’ payroll last year was $288MM. Is there anyone among you willing to revise your emphatic statements that last year’s payroll (or $300MM) is the maximum?

I was 100% wrong. Very very very wrong. I thought this off season would be either deGrom plus a few other guys or no deGrom but resign everyone else.

Instead we went full "unlimited payroll"
   107. Adam Starblind Posted: December 21, 2022 at 09:01 AM (#6110305)
106 — much respect for popping back in to say that.
   108. KronicFatigue Posted: December 21, 2022 at 09:16 AM (#6110307)
Double post
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