April 18, 2021

Mets Discussed Extension With Jacob deGrom In Spring Training (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Mets engaged in preliminary extension talks with ace Jacob deGrom during Spring Training, reports Andy Martino of SNY. Discussions did not get very far and are not expected to continue during the regular season, Martino adds.

With talks now on hold, it certainly doesn’t appear as if another long-term deal between deGrom and the Mets is coming in the near future. There’s not a whole lot of urgency, though. The two-time Cy Young award winner previously signed an extension in March 2019. That deal could keep deGrom in Queens through 2024 but affords him the opportunity to opt out after the 2022 season. The 32-year-old is slated for successive salaries of $36MM in each of the next two years (with some of that money deferred). If deGrom doesn’t opt out two years from now, he’d make $30.5MM in 2023, while the Mets would have to decide on a 2024 club option valued at $32.5MM.

While it’s certainly possible the Mets and deGrom revisit extension talks next winter, the financial picture…

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