Following a week filled with big name extensions across the MLB you had to know the Mets would get in the mix with a contract that they would probably regret.
To my surprise, it was actually a very favorable to deal to them. They have extended ace Jacob deGrom in what I am considering an egregiously team-friendly deal.
The $137.5 million deal can take Jacob deGrom through his age 36 season. The guaranteed money matches Johan Santana for the second-richest contract in Mets history. David Wright's $138 million pact remains biggest in terms of total guaranteed value. @martinonyc first on the deal.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) March 26, 2019
Why on earth would deGrom ever sign an extension like that? He just had one of the best seasons we’ve seen in this generation and he takes under $30 million a year? deGrom is 30 years old and just made over $10 million for the first time in his career. He deserves to milk every penny he can out of his success and getting under $30 million a year anywhere should be a disappointment. You add in the fact that he’s signing the rest of his prime, potentially career, away to the fucking Mets. What a terrible decision no matter that money. He should’ve gotten $40 mil a year to have to do something like retire with the Mets.
I’ve been all in on all these extensions, but I think this has gotten a bit out of hand.
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