Mets Season in Review: Jacob deGrom
By Vincent Perricone
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Contract Status and Trade Rumors
Because deGrom was not yet arbitration-eligible, the Mets gave him $607,000 for the 2016 season. He’s also under contract with the Mets till 2020, when he will become a free agent if he does not come to a long term agreement with New York.
All of that being said, I think the Mets would be in the wrong to not try to work out a long term deal with deGrom. Obviously players and clubs have rights, so when the time is right for both parties, I’d think they’d come to an agreement with each other. One can’t help but think what a talent like deGrom would command on the trade market, though.