It seems that despite still being one of the best pitchers in baseball, Jacob deGrom’s MLB free agent market looks to be shrinking as organizations balk at investing big money in a player with a long injury history.
Jacob deGrom is without a doubt one of the most talented players available in MLB free agency this winter. He is a two-time Cy Young Award winner, and after missing the first half of 2022, returned and once again proved why he is nicknamed “The deGrominator.”
However, missing large swaths of playing time has become an all too common occurrence for the homegrown New York Mets ace. After four of five seasons with 30 or more starts, over the last three years he has managed just 38 starts combined due to various arm injuries.