Well Noah, got anything else that you think needs resolving?"Jake's the best pitcher in baseball right now. I think he deserves whatever amount he's worth. I want to keep him happy, so when it does come time for him to reach free agency, he stays on our side pitching for the Mets. I just think they should quit all this fuss and pay the man already," Syndergaard told reporters Sunday.
He said he was surprised that a deal hasn't been struck between deGrom and the team.
"If there wasn't a trend of other guys getting contract extensions, I don't know what the circumstance would be. But you can see Chris Sale, Verlander, those guys getting extensions. I think it's time Jacob gets one, too."
A lot can happen in a season. I'm sure Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel were both expecting lucrative deals around this time last year.I am pretty surprised that so many pitchers are extending. Free agency might be scary but it still looks like its working out for the big names.
As the Mets did something smart for once this means his arm will fall off sometime around April 15.So the Mets did something smart? Amazin'! In addition to being the right baseball move, I think this may be a shot of encouragement to the fan base & the clubhouse. The Mets have some decent position prospects/young MLB'ers so I'll be interested to see if they try to keep their SP core intact. Wheeler a FA after 2020 and Thor & Matz in 2022.