It’s been quite the season for Jacob deGrom.
The New York Mets starting pitcher leads the National League in ERA with a stellar 1.68. He also has 149 strikeouts through 123 1/3 innings this season. However, the righty only has a 5-4 record, with the team being 8-11 when he’s on the mound and 39-55 overall heading into the All-Star break.
He’s been with the Mets his whole career and has expressed interest in staying with the organization for the remainder of it. Before Monday’s Home Run Derby, he sat down with FOX Sports to discuss his contract situation with New York. After deGrom said there was no discussion in particular numbers, David Ortiz sent a simple, yet powerful, message to Mets’ front office.
Take a listen:
It’s hard to argue with the former Boston Red Sox great considering how dominant deGrom has been not just this season, but over the course of his career with New York. He boasts a 2.78 ERA over the last five years with 880 strikeouts.
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