Thursday, MLB Insider John Heyman Free agent pitcher Jacob deGrom has reportedly expressed interest in joining the Texas Rangers.
New York Mets ace exercises five-year opt-out clause He signed a $137.5 million contract extension in 2019 — giving up $30.5 million in 2023 to give him the opportunity to pursue a more lucrative deal.
The MLB world took to Twitter to react to this potential blockbuster move.
“A player willing to go to a terrible team… good luck. Especially if money isn’t an issue (he can go anywhere and get money, why not? Mets or not? Regardless, go where you have a chance of winning,” wrote one fan.
“I think I may have missed this, but why is he interested in the Rangers? I’ve heard Rangers being mentioned a lot lately.
“Give him a blank check to fill in $$$,” added another.
DeGrom posted a 3.08 ERA in 11 starts during the 2022 season. He struck out 102 batters in 64.3 innings after missing the first four months of the season with a right shoulder stress reaction.
If healthy, the two-time Cy Young Award winner is one of the best pitchers in baseball.