TI have New York MetsJacob de Grom is having an outstanding season so far, but with his contract with the Mets ending very soon, he may be looking at other teams.
He can renew the contract
While he has the option to stay at the Metz for another year, he can turn down the offer.
The New York Mets starter has a 1.98 ERA, 55 strikeouts, a 4-1 record in six games, 0.55 bases per ball and a regular season clean run average.
However, deGrom has a $33.5 million contract in 2022 with the option of an extra season, but his salary has been reduced to $30.5 million by the New York Mets.
How many years of contract can your team offer to acquire deGrom?
Today, Jacob de Grom is one of the highest paid pitchers in MLB.
DeGrom has shown outstanding efficiency throughout his career (2.48 since his debut in 2014). However, he has suffered serious injuries in recent seasons.
If Jacob de Grom finishes the 2022 season with a strong record, many teams will consider him for a multi-million dollar contract.
According to MLB Insider, deGrom is unlikely to be able to get a contract similar to that of Kevin Gausman (5 years for $110 million).
Jacob de Grom is a 34-year-old starter and the chances of him being signed by the MLB team to a 4-year contract are slim. However, a two-year contract with an option for a third season is likely.
How much money will Jacob de Grom’s contract cost?
According to evidence obtained by John Heyman, the potential value of Jacob de Grom’s free agent contract is estimated to be at least $33 million to $35 million over two seasons.
Some projections even show a cost of $40 million.
The figure is significantly lower than the contract of teammate Max Scherzer. Scherzer signed with the New York Mets for three seasons and $130 million.
Jacob de Grom’s numbers are better than Scherzer’s. Still, Scherzer is a jug of durability.
According to reporter Matt Johnson, the Mets, Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers will bet that deGrom will stay on their team if he doesn’t accept his extra year of contract.