Jacob deGrom RUMORS & NEWS

  • With Justin Verlander signing, Mets fill a Jacob deGrom-sized hole with less risk

    The Athletic "In the hours after Jacob deGrom’s stunning departure for Texas on Friday, Mets officials spread a message far and wide across the free-agent landscape, according to people familiar with the situation: All that money that Steve Cohen had allocated toward deGrom was now..." December 05

  • How Jacob deGrom decided to ditch New York and become a Texas Ranger

    ESPN "Chris Young, the head of baseball operations for the Texas Rangers, called Bruce Bochy on Thursday with news that stunned the new manager. "Jacob wants to come with us," Young said. Bochy's response: "Are you kidding me?" Bochy knew the Rangers..." December 04

  • Jacob deGrom Is the Only Real Winner of Shocking Rangers $185M Megadeal

    Bleacher Report "Jacob deGrom is a Texas Ranger now, and his bank account and the team's watchability are better for it. Whether the Rangers will do as much winning as they want around deGrom is a whole 'nother question. And in a related story, there's now a question about what the Mets..." December 03

  • Three more moves big-spending Rangers need to become title contender after signing Jacob deGrom

    CBS Sports "The Texas Rangers made the first stunning move of MLB's offseason Friday night. Texas signed two-time Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom away from the deep-pocketed New York Mets with a massive five-year, $185 million contract. The $37 million average annual value is the..." December 03

  • Three questions facing Mets after Jacob deGrom lands with Rangers in MLB free agency

    CBS Sports "In what serves as one of the first big surprises of Major League Baseball's offseason, veteran right-hander Jacob deGrom signed a five-year contract with the Texas Rangers on Friday night. deGrom, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, will now front a remade Rangers rotation..." December 03

  • Mets pivoting to Justin Verlander after Jacob deGrom signs with Rangers

    The Score "The New York Mets are turning their attention to another Cy Young winner after Jacob deGrom signed with the Texas Rangers on Friday. Free-agent right-hander Justin Verlander is now "front and center" for New York, a source told SNY's..." December 03

  • Jacob deGrom leaves Mets for Rangers in 5-year, $185 million deal

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers struck de biggest blow on the free agent market Friday, signing Jacob deGrom to a five-year deal the team announced. Two people with knowledge of the deal confirmed it is worth $185 million. deGrom, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who has only pitched 224 innings over the..." December 02

  • Shocking American League team has entered the Jacob deGrom free-agent sweepstakes

    The Score "A surprising team has joined the Jacob deGrom sweepstakes. The Tampa Bay Rays have spoken with deGrom's representatives as the two-time Cy Young winner decides on his future for next year, sources told SNY's Andy Martino. This marks the..." November 29

  • Market for 'big risk' Jacob deGrom not as robust as expected

    Sportsnaut "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..." November 29

  • MLB insider names likely landing spot for Jacob deGrom in free agency

    Sportsnaut "Jacob deGrom is among the top MLB free agents, leading the class of pitchers on the open market as a two-time Cy Young Award winner who many view as one of the best to ever pitch. With the value of pitching increasing even more as clubs prioritize the upper-echelon starters who..." November 28

  • Jacob deGrom an 'Organization-Changing' Free-Agent Talent, MLB Evaluator Says

    Bleacher Report "Despite being limited to 26 starts over the past two seasons, Jacob deGrom is still highly regarded around Major League Baseball as he seeks a new contract in free agency. A talent evaluator for one team told The Athletic's Will Sammon that deGrom is a "potentially..." November 25

  • The Carlos Rodon reason Mets can re-sign Jacob deGrom

    Clutch Points "The New York Mets may have emerged as the favorites to sign Jacob deGrom in free agency. The Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves have reportedly been the Mets’ biggest threats in the deGrom sweepstakes. However, recent reports state that the Braves’ odds of landing the ace is unlikely...." November 24

  • Yankees Request Jacob deGrom's Medical Information amid MLB Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees "recently requested medical information" on free-agent pitcher Jacob deGrom, according to Andy Martino of SNY. While that doesn't guarantee a Yankees' pursuit of deGrom in free agency, Martino added that they were just one of five teams..." November 21

  • Five Realistic Jacob deGrom Free Agent Destinations

    The Big Lead "Jacob deGrom declined his option to return to the New York Mets, making him MLB's most desirable free agent pitcher this winter. When healthy, the 34-year-old is the most dominant starter in baseball. In 2022 he went 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 102 strikeouts in 64.1..." November 21

  • Ranking every team's chance to land Jacob deGrom

    CBS Sports "It is sort of amazing that a two-time Cy Young award winner, a pitcher with a 2.05 ERA and 876 strikeouts in his last 645 1/3 innings, is a free agent and there isn't more buzz about him. The World Series ended two weeks ago and the hot stove has been frigid with regard to Jacob..." November 21

  • Mets believe Jacob deGrom prefers to stay if contracts are similar

    New York Post "A tie — or close to it — goes to the Mets.  That, at least, is the organizational belief as Mets brass consider Jacob deGrom and whether the ace right-hander will return next season.  A free agent after opting out from his contract, deGrom is seeking a..." November 19

  • Jacob deGrom’s $40 million free agency wish endorsed by rival GM

    Clutch Points "An MLB general manager reportedly said Jacob deGrom is seeking at least $40 million dollars in free agency, per Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Heyman later shared a quote from the unnamed GM in reference to deGrom’s free agency. “He’ll get it, he’s..." November 18

  • Mets’ Max Scherzer plan for Justin Verlander amid Jacob deGrom uncertainty

    Clutch Points "The New York Mets are considering all of their options amid Jacob deGrom’s uncertainty. As a result, the Mets may be inclined to pursue Justin Verlander in free agency. And Max Scherzer’s contract could set the path for a Verlander contract, per SNY. “The idea..." November 15

  • Jacob deGrom interested in signing with Rangers

    The Score "Right-hander Jacob deGrom informed the Texas Rangers that he's interested in signing with the team in free agency, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The pitcher is expected to seek a pact with an average annual value of $40-million plus, reports..." November 10

  • These teams are expected to make a push for Jacob deGrom

    MLB.com "The Yankees and Mets both had franchise cornerstones reach free agency in recent days, with Aaron Judge hitting the market Sunday and deGrom opting out of his contract Monday. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman gets the sense that Judge is more likely to return than deGrom. Writing for..." November 08

  • Yankees have better chance to keep Aaron Judge than Mets with Jacob deGrom

    New York Post "It’s early in free agency, the evidence is fairly thin and we are mostly reading tea leaves, but the best guess as of today is that the Yankees have a much better chance to keep Aaron Judge than the Mets have to hold onto Jacob deGrom.  The Yankees’ hopes have risen..." November 08

  • Xander Bogaerts, Jacob deGrom among players to join free agency after opting out

    The Score "Xander Bogaerts, Carlos Correa, Jacob deGrom, Carlos Rodon, Jurickson Profar, Nelson Cruz, Taijuan Walker, Zach Davies, and Robert Suarez are officially free agents after exercising opt-out clauses, declining player options, or having their 2023..." November 07

  • Jacob deGrom Said He Wants to Stay with Mets in MLB Free Agency, Mark Canha Says

    SI "The Mets enter this offseason with a few important free agents, none bigger than star pitcher Jacob deGrom. No one outside the Mets has really been able to gauge whether deGrom wants to return or not, but it appears that one of deGrom’s teammates is confident he..." November 04

  • Ranking the Chances for Every MLB Team to Land Mets' Jacob deGrom in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Unless he reverses course and decides not to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract with the New York Mets, Jacob deGrom is about to get capital-p Paid. As for which team will be the one to sign the two-time Cy Young Award winner in free agency, what's say we weigh..." October 30

  • Mets GM Billy Eppler: Jacob deGrom 'knows how we feel'

    SNY TV "Speaking along with Buck Showalter on Friday at Citi Field at the Mets' end-of-season news conference, GM Billy Eppler touched on a host of topics, including the future of Jacob deGrom. DeGrom plans to opt out of the final two years of his..." October 14

  • The shocking team in the Jacob deGrom free agency sweepstakes, revealed

    Clutch Points "The MLB offseason hasn’t even started, and the race for the top names in the league are on. One of the biggest names available in the offseason is Jacob deGrom, who has publicly stated that he will test free agency in 2023. Because of that, teams like the Atlanta Braves are already..." September 23

  • MLB insider projects what Yankees and Mets must pay to keep Aaron Judge and Jacob deGrom

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees and New York Mets will have to pay up in a major way this winter to keep homegrown superstars Aaron Judge and Jacob deGrom. One MLB insider recently gave some insight on what the final bill might be for the impending free agents. The Yankees and Mets have been two..." September 14

  • Ranking Jacob deGrom's Potential Landing Spots amid Mets Opt-Out Rumors

    Bleacher Report "If Jacob deGrom is with the New York Mets come Opening Day of 2023, it may be because they were able to fend off other suitors for him in free agency this winter. The two-time Cy Young Award winner still has a player option on his contract, plus a club option for 2024. Yet deGrom made..." September 06

  • Mets fans must see this epic Edwin Diaz “Narco” bobblehead

    Clutch Points "Edwin Diaz has struck out batters like clockwork as he works his way back into the good graces of New York Mets fans. He is becoming just as known for being dominant on the mound as he is for his electric walk-up song, “Narco” by Blasterjaxx and Timmy Trumpet. Diaz’s..." September 03

  • Dodgers' Mookie Betts says Mets' Jacob deGrom is 'maybe the best' pitcher ever

    CBS Sports "Dodgers star Mookie Betts had some kind words for Mets hurler Jacob deGrom after the teams faced off at Citi Field on Wednesday night.  "I don't even know how to answer," Betts said in the locker room after the game about..." September 01

  • Mets owner will do 'whatever we can' to keep Jacob deGrom

    The Score "New York Mets owner Steve Cohen wants to see right-hander Jacob deGrom pitching for his team next season and he's willing to do whatever it takes to retain the two-time National League Cy Young winner, who can opt out of his contract at the end of the 2022..." August 27

  • Jacob deGrom wipeout pitch gets intriguing Edwin Diaz comparison from Buck Showalter

    Clutch Points "The New York Mets have become one of the best teams in MLB thanks in large part to their pitching. Edwin Diaz has been as lights out as they come as a close and Jacob deGrom has re-joined a staff that has been strong all season. Although deGrom has been his usual dominant self,..." August 27

  • Mets push back Jacob deGrom's next start

    New York Post "Taijuan Walker will receive a second opportunity this season to pitch in the Subway Series.  The right-hander has been tabbed as Tuesday’s scheduled starter for the Mets, putting him back on the mound exactly one week after he left his start in Atlanta with lower-back..." August 23

  • Jacob deGrom’s date for Mets’ 2022 MLB season debut

    Clutch Points "The New York Mets will be getting a major boost to the rotation this week after it was announced that Jacob deGrom would be making his 2022 MLB season debut. According to Anthony DiComo, Buck Showalter revealed that deGrom is slated to start his first game of the season on Tuesday,..." July 31

  • Mets Plan To Activate Jacob deGrom On Tuesday

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets are planning to reinstate Jacob deGrom from the 60-day injured list next Tuesday, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. The two-time Cy Young winner will make his season debut against the Nationals. deGrom hasn’t pitched in a major league game in just shy of..." July 30

  • Insiders Think Mets' Jacob deGrom 'Could Tempt' Teams into Large FA Contract

    Bleacher Report "Jacob deGrom hasn't thrown an MLB pitch in a calendar year, but teams are reportedly already considering pursuing him in free agency. Andy Martino of SNY.tv reported deGrom "could tempt another team to offer a contract above what the Mets consider rational" if he..." July 08

  • Reporter shares possible return dates for Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets remain in first place in the NL East despite being without their top two aces. They may be getting both pitchers back soon. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Wednesday about the status of Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer. Rosenthal says that deGrom on..." June 15