Monday, July 16, 2018

Agent: deGrom wants long-term deal or Mets should consider trade

The ball is in the Mets court. 
If they sign the one of the best pitchers in baseball now, it shows they care about winning.  If they get rid of him, it shows their fans that winning is not on the agenda.
The Score reports moments after New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom was passed over in favor of Max Scherzer when Tuesday's All-Star Game starters were named, his agent revealed what the pitcher wants for his future.

The 30-year-old is interested in a long-term deal with the Mets, and if they can't give him that New York should consider a trade.

"We have discussed Jacob's future with the Mets at length," CAA's Brodie van Wagenen told The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. "Jacob has expressed interest in exploring a long-term partnership that would keep him in a Mets uniform for years to come. 

"If the Mets don't share the same interest, we believe their best course of action is to seriously consider trade opportunities now. The inertia of the current situation could complicate Jacob's relationship with the club and creates an atmosphere of indecision," the agent added.

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