An insider pointed out that freestyle ace pitcher Jacob deGrom is leaning towards re-signing with the New York Mets.
“The Mets seem to think he wants to come back,” Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported on deGrom on Thursday, “and there was some concern about losing their homegrown uber talent and seeing him win the Cy Young award elsewhere, so he he still can their remaining top goals.”
It’s a report Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Rays spoke with deGrom’s camp since the beginning of the free agency but also speak that Rays officials are “pessimistic about their chances” of signing the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner.
“Recent mention of The Rays, via SNY, The closest place to his hometown of DeLand, Fla., seems ridiculous, since they’re known for getting a bargain rather than paying $40 million (and doubling their salary! ) for the likelihood of success (deGrom makes $400,000 per round in 2021-22),” Heyman added.
Heyman named the Texas Rangers the second “favorite” team to sign deGrom. While Rangers were link in reports and rumors with right-handed people, Ken Rosenthal of athletics reported Monday that “Rangers seem more confident landing left-hander Carlos Rodon and possibly Japan’s right-wing Kodai Senga than they do signing with” deGrom.
Rosenthal noted for a piece published November 14 that the Atlanta Braves signing deGrom is “very unlikely.” While the New York Yankees previous request medical information on deGrom, they are fully focused about the re-signing of the current American League’s Most Valuable Player Aaron Judge until further notice.
As much as the Mets need a fully healthy deGrom on their rotation next year, he may also need his sole MLB home if he hopes to cash in on this fall or winter.