Andy Martino just posted via twitter that the Mets and Jacob deGrom have accepted a five-year extension of his contract. Both parties have spoken throughout the off season, with a series of ups and downs.
Our own Michael Mayer reported last night that the twitter that the conversations were going in a positive direction.
Ken Rosenthal reported that the contract has a value of $ 137.5 million over five years up to 2023. The contract provides for a withdrawal after the 2022 season and a team option for 2024. The agreement is in physical waiting and includes postponements.
Rosenthal also reports that the agreement includes a complete non-exchange clause.
Here is the breakdown of the transaction:
2019: $ 7 million (plus a signing bonus of $ 10 million)
2020: $ 23 million
2021: $ 33.5 million
2022: $ 33.5 million (unsubscription after this season)
2023: $ 30.5 million
2024: Club Option for $ 32.5 Million
DeGrom comes from a Cy Young An award-winning season in which he averaged less than 2.00 points. The Mets fan base strongly supported such a move, and even its teammates as Noah Syndergaard taken to a public platform regarding an extension ofGrom.
The move was just two days before the start of the regular season, which was DeGrom's deadline for the extension talks.