Mets unlikely to trade Jacob deGrom, who has “a job to do here”
To no one’s surprise, there’s quite a bit of interest in Jacob deGrom. But, the Mets remain unlikely to trade him
Good. Jacob deGrom should not be traded, as so far this season (minus those two bad starts that we try to forget happened), he has not only been fantastic, but he has been the only pitcher that can be relied on. If we could just clone deGrom and have him pitch every game, this season would be in much better shape.
The Mets have already stated that deGrom is unlikely to be traded, as are any other players that are under control beyond this season. “It’s not a teardown situation,” stated GM Sandy Alderson.
Well, I entirely agree with not trading deGrom. But I’m not sure I agree with this not being a rebuild situation. Something needs to be changed, or at least shaken up, to get this team back to where they should be. Expecting different results from the same old thing will continue to result in the same outcome.
But anyways, deGrom did briefly comment about teams interested in him, and he had the following to say:
"“I guess it’s a good thing if other teams want you. But I’ve got a job to do here, and that’s my main focus right now.”"
He also continued to state that he hasn’t “really thought that much into” the trade talk surrounding him.
Yes! DeGrom, you do have a job to do here in Queens. You have been doing that job wonderfully, and we are grateful for that. But we’re even more grateful to hear that you know your work here in Queens is not done. We need you.
So far this season, deGrom is 11-3 with a 3.37 ERA.
DeGrom will be 32-years-old when he’s eligible for free agency. In my opinion, if deGrom continues to stay healthy, the Mets need to lock him up. End of story.
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Terry Collins even stated that the organization knew when deGrom got there that he would be a “good pitcher for a long time.” We hope that long time is with the Mets.