New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard made a statement to the media the other day that his teammate Jacob deGrom needs a contract extension. Management must have listened to him because deGrom signed a five-year contract extension worth $137.5 million.
This contract wipes out his current contract. This contract extension includes an opt-out in 2022 and a club option in 2024. If that option is picked up, the deal will be six years worth $170 million. He also has a full no-trade clause in his contract.
A lot of other people in the MLB were receiving contract extensions and it was about time he received one.
Jacob deGrom won the NL Cy Young Award last season with a 10-9 record and a 1.70 ERA. In his career so far, his record is 55-41 with a 2.67 ERA. In 897.2 innings pitched, deGrom has given up 740 hits and 291 runs. He has walked 222 batters and struck out 1000 batters.
Jacob deGrom has also been to the MLB All-Star Game a couple of times in his career. He will be the Opening Day starter for the New York Mets when they take on the Washington Nationals on Thursday afternoon on the road.