Jacob deGrom becomes a free agent

After opting out of his contract on Monday, Jacob deGrom is now a free agent and the Mets have continued to talk to his camp.Detroit Tigers MLB Trøjer

As far as deGrom’s desire to remain a Met, Eppler says he believes there is interest there on the ace pitcher’s part.

“I think there’s a good deal of interest there on his part,” Eppler said of deGrom’s desire to stay with the Mets. “That was articulated a number of times throughout the season and reiterated in our most recent conversation.”jordan trøje

As Eppler also revealed, the Mets had several conversations with deGrom’s representatives leading up to the two-time Cy Young Award winner’s decision to opt out of his contract. Per Eppler, both sides made a pact to stay in touch throughout the offseason.

That said, the GM made it clear that the Mets also have other objectives this offseason as well.

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