Jacob deGrom, Mets settle on a one-year $17 million deal

What does Jacob deGrom’s record-breaking raise mean for an extension

Van Wagenen made waves during the 2018 All-Star Game when (acting as deGrom's representative) he called on the Mets to pay the eventual Cy Young victor or trade him immediately. DeGrom avoided arbitration with the team by agreeing to a one-year contract for 2019 worth $17 million this Friday, January 11th.

DIAMONDBACKS: Arizona avoided arbitration with six players, including pitcher Robbie Ray and third baseman Jake Lamb. DeGrom's last season earnings were $7.4 million.

The Mets reached deals with all six eligible players before Friday's scheduled exchange of salary figures. He had 269 strikeouts, although poor run support led to an unspectacular 10-9 record. The 30-year-old can become a free agent after the 2020 season if the Mets don't sign their electric ace to a multiyear contract by then. That's a win for the Mets, so hopefully they'll get a few more this season.

NY sounds open to a long-term deal under new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, who was deGrom's agent before switching sides and taking the front-office job.

deGrom will earn $17 million in 2019, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports, an increase of $9.6 million over his 2018 salary.

More news: Matt Kuchar Extends Lead At Sony Open

Syndergaard, doubling his salary, agreed to a $6 million deal.

Finally healthy again last season, Wheeler ($5,975,000) is coming off a breakout performance in the second half.

Zack Wheeler also avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $5.975 million contract, according to the New York Post's Mike Puma.

DODGERS-BLUE JAYS: Los Angeles reacquired catcher Russell Martin in a trade with Toronto, a day after losing free agent Yasmani Grandal to Milwaukee. This raise, which beat deGrom's projected salary by about $4 million, should also put deGrom in a favorable mindset to begin a long term negotiation.

GIANTS: Left-hander Will Smith reached agreement on a $4,225,000 contract to avoid salary arbitration. Matz and the Mets are both hoping he's ready to take a significant step forward on the mound. He made $605,094 last season and is eligible for arbitration for the first time. Besides, being on top of the latest news is something that always pays off.

Related News:

  • Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkey if Kurds are attacked

    Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkey if Kurds are attacked

    "We also know that those who aren't terrorists , those who were fighting alongside of us for all this time deserve to be protected as well", Pompeo said.
    Sen. Coons: Trump's 'Closeness' to Putin Is 'Alarming'

    Sen. Coons: Trump's 'Closeness' to Putin Is 'Alarming'

    In Helsinki, the two presidents spoke behind closed doors for two hours with only their interpreters present. In a strongly worded reaction, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, "This is absurd".
    Real Madrid not reliant on Vinicius Junior - Santiago Solari

    Real Madrid not reliant on Vinicius Junior - Santiago Solari

    He added: "We will put all the enegery possible into the game without thinking it's against Madrid or any other side". Real Betis hosts Real Madrid in La Liga on Sunday as the pair of squads chase Barcelona for the league's top spot.
  • Some House Dems upset with Ocasio-Cortez

    Some House Dems upset with Ocasio-Cortez

    Her new chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, told supporters during a November conference call that 'we gotta primary folks'. She is threatening to primary Democrats who are insufficiently enamored with her socialist vision of America.
    Mortal Kombat 11 Cover Art Features Scorpion

    Mortal Kombat 11 Cover Art Features Scorpion

    This is very interesting and could give WWE fans another reason to watch this upcoming animated Mortal Kombat reboot. There's nothing more exciting than knowing that Mortal Kombat is still going strong after all these years.
    Bus driver saves toddler wandering alone on freeway overpass

    Bus driver saves toddler wandering alone on freeway overpass

    Ivic, who will be honored Thursday by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, spotted a boy alone on a freeway overpass. The child is seen peacefully sleeping in the bus driver's arms, as members of the local police arrive and collect her.
  • US approves child marriage immigration cases

    US approves child marriage immigration cases

    The two lawmakers have since criticized the USCIS for delaying the delivery of the report for more than a year. In 149 cases, the adults were older than 40, and in 28 cases, they were over 50, the committee discovered.
    NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool Results

    NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool Results

    Balor, though, didn't overshadow NXT UK's talent as Britain's finest wrestlers left their mark in Vince McMahon's promotion. The announcement coincides with NXT UK's first TakeOver, airing live on WWE Network tomorrow.
    McCarthy Says 'Action' Will Be Taken Against Rep. King

    McCarthy Says 'Action' Will Be Taken Against Rep. King

    King's comments ignited a firestorm, drawing condemnation from the top three House Republican leaders. In the future, I hope Steve King takes the opportunity to join us".
  • White House asked Pentagon for options to strike Iran

    The NSC did not deny the Journal's reporting in a statement for the article. The State Department did not comment on the report.
    Rescue deal agreed for Exeter-based airline Flybe

    Rescue deal agreed for Exeter-based airline Flybe

    Virgin and its new partners form a new joint venture, Connect Airways. This will be followed by a further £80 investment in future months.
    Brad Stevens Praises Marcus Smart For Defusing Jaylen Brown-Marcus Incident

    Brad Stevens Praises Marcus Smart For Defusing Jaylen Brown-Marcus Incident

    They began the season three months ago as the consensus favorite to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. Irving wanted a chance to save the night before the Celtics eventually fell to the Magic, 105-103.


Most liked

Brighton 0-1 Liverpool
Liverpool produced a clinical if unimpressive performance on the south coast, having lost 2-1 at City in their previous league outing before being beaten by Wolves in the FA Cup third round by the same scoreline.

Viswasam thumps Petta at the box office!
Trade analyst Ramesh Bala reveals that the movie has collected over Rs 10.7 crore in the country and is still going strong. Superstar Rajinikanth has been ruling the box office in foreign countries for the past several years.

GOP Emboldened Steve King To Use White Nationalist Rhetoric — CNN's Don Lemon
Tim Scott talks with reporters as the Senate takes a procedural vote on the spending bill, December 21, 2018, in Washington , D.C. When asked by reporters following the speech if he was anxious about losing committee positions, he appeared to dismiss the idea.

La Canfora: Steelers expecting a first-round pick for Antonio Brown
But Snoop was surprisingly calm when he was asked for comment on the Antonio Brown situation. Brown's biography on Twitter used to say "Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro WR".

'Game of Thrones' Final Season Premiere Date Revealed
EST, HBO will announce the official Game of Thrones season 8 premiere date. Details on the final season of Game of Thrones are of course scarce.

Major League Baseball sent marketing executives to meeting with Kyler Murray
Several Oakland officials met with Murray in Dallas on Sunday in an attempt to lure him back to the diamond, MLB.com confirmed. If there was any doubt, there shouldn't be: Kyler Murray has the attention of Major League Baseball.

Debenhams chairman out, CEO off board after trading update
Last month Mr Ashley made public details of a £40 million loan he offered to Debenhams , but which the firm rejected. For the 18 weeks, group gross transaction value declined 5.6 percent, with like-for-like sales down 5.7 percent.

US Shutdown Sets Record as Trump Tweets into Void
They are classed as essential employees and required to work, but many are calling in sick to protest the situation. Chris Coons, D-Del., called Graham's idea for a brief reopening of the government a "great place to start".

Steve Buscemi’s wife, Jo Andres, filmmaker and choreographer, dies age 64
They received an NYPD and FDNY escort. "She paints, she makes films, she has done performance", he said at the time. She died sometime last week, and a private memorial service was held for Andres on January 8 in New York City.

Manny Diaz hires Alabama assistant Dan Enos as offensive coordinator
This past season, Enos oversaw arguably the greatest season by a quarterback throwing the football in College Football History. He completed 72.9 percent of his passes for 765 yards, eight touchdowns, two interceptions and a 196.7 passer rating.

Shutdown could slow flow of new craft beer
The breweries can still sell new beers in the state, but they are missing out on out-of-state sales until the shutdown ends. However it will be impacted as soon as the government opens back up because it's going to take the TTB a while to catch up.

Travis Scott Told NFL He'd Play Super Bowl Under One Condition
Maroon 5's performance will come during a break of their Red Pill Blues tour, before they head off to Australia in late February. Rapper Travis Scott confirmed that he will perform during the Super Bowl's Halftime show with Maroon 5 .

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City must be 'careful' in pursuit of signings
But Guardiola knows Wolves will present a stiff test at the Etihad Stadium after making an impressive return to the top flight under Nuno Espirito Santo.

Gloucester 15-41 Munster: Joey Carbery gets 26 points as visitors win
Gloucester had to score first in the second period, and obliged following a punishing passage of play after O'Mahony went off. Fly-half Carbery bagged a hugely impressive 26 points in all as Munster cemented their place at the top of Pool 2.

Brian Dozier, Nationals agree to deal
Washington finished second in the NL East in 2018 at 82-80 but missed the playoffs for the second time in the last four seasons. He could be a nice bounce-back candidate with the Nationals though considering he hit a combined 76 home runs in 2016 and 2017.