Jacob deGrom rumors about him signing with the Braves is a scare tactic at its best

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The worst New York Mets rumors possible were delivered this weekend from ESPN’s Buster Olney. It has to do with Jacob deGrom, the future, and one of the team’s biggest rivals.

deGrom is expected to opt out of his contract with the Mets this offseason. And, well, Olney chose to deliver the most savage of Mets rumors to try and spoil our holiday weekend.

Mets rumors regarding Jacob deGrom signing with the Braves are scare tactics

Olney is batting 1.000 in the last few weeks when it comes to terrifying New York sports fans. In June, he presented ideas about where Aaron Judge could sign. Speculation has been rampant about where the slugging outfielder could land. Just as he has with deGrom, Olney and his ESPN pals fanned the flames.

There were plenty of teams actually named as landing destinations for Judge but the two in the image presented by them were the Mets and Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox are the Yankees’ equivalent to the Braves or maybe that’s the role the Philadelphia Phillies play.

However you want to look at it, those Mets rumors about deGrom fleeing New York for Atlanta could make Tracey Morgan proud.

Without any context about this information from Olney, it’s difficult to piece together exactly why this is the conclusion. Atlanta could use an ace in their staff. Why deGrom, though? Is it because Georgia is close to his home state of Florida?

When it comes to baseball rumors, sometimes there are very obvious links. Judge signing with the San Francisco Giants already makes sense because of him growing up in the area. It’s why before Zack Wheeler ended up with the Phillies, many thought he could end up with the Braves.

deGrom should be making his 2022 Mets debut within the next few weeks. Fans aren’t so concerned about where he’ll play next year. Right now, minds are on the present with only the occasional fleeting look toward the future.

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