Jacob deGrom will be wearing blue and orange for a long time.
The Mets agreed to an extension with Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom on Tuesday morning that will be for five years and $137.5 Million.
DeGrom will have a full no-trade clause and can opt out of the deal in 2022, while the Mets have a club option for $32.5 million in 2024.
The deal is pending a physical.
The Mets’ ace is coming off the best season of his career, winning a Cy Young Award while posting a major league best 1.70 ERA.
He had reportedly informed the Mets that he would not negotiate a new deal during the season and was looking to buy out his remaining arbitration year.
It looked like an extension was unlikely. DeGrom expressed disappointment verbally. His teammate, Noah Syndergaard, also voiced his concerns about the team getting a deal done, citing all the extensions happening around the league.
DeGrom is here to stay, Mets fans! He could potentially be here until he is 36 years of age, if the Mets exercise their team option.
Well done, Mets!