Jacob deGrom gets record raise in arbitration

Jacob deGrom’s historic season with the Mets has wrought a payout just as impressive. The National League Cy Young Award winner avoided arbitration with the team Friday by agreeing to a one-year contract for 2019 worth $17 million, according to an industry source. It’s a record increase for an arbitration-eligible player. Last season deGrom earned $7.4 million. DeGrom finished last […]

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Zack Wheeler gets the deGrom treatment as punchless Mets fall

SAN FRANCISCO — Jacob deGrom might be the NL Cy Young award front-runner, but he’s hardly the only compelling Mets starting pitcher these days. Over the past five weeks, Zack Wheeler has been at least as dominant as his heralded teammate, raising hopes about what this rotation could become heading to 2019. Friday night Wheeler received the deGrom treatment, as […]

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Jacob deGrom wants Cy Young and Mets are fully behind him

Even after beating the Yankees on Monday night, Jacob deGrom has just seven wins and a .500 record, but those numbers shouldn’t prevent the Mets right-hander from being considered for the NL Cy Young award, according to Mickey Callaway. In fact, the manager said before deGrom gave up three runs — two earned — in 6 ²/₃ innings in The […]

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Todd Frazier’s return a reminder of what Mets have been missing

On a night like this, on which Zack Wheeler followed Jacob deGrom’s predictably dominant eight innings against Atlanta by extending his own shutout innings streak to 17 by blanking the Braves through seven, you could almost see through the madness of the Mets tripling down for 2019. Could almost understand why Todd Frazier not only would endorse the hyrda-headed management’s […]

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What is still on the line for the Mets in this lost season

WASHINGTON — “I still say this is going to be the greatest.” — Woody Boyd, “Cheers” Woody remained optimistic through a nightmarish Thanksgiving dinner with the gang at Carla’s house. Now that August has brought forth a second straight death march for these beleaguered Mets, who among them can maintain a stiff upper lip? It’ll represent the latest of so […]

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Mets trade of Zack Wheeler sounds more and more possible

The Mets haven’t sold anything yet, but that hasn’t changed the organization’s mindset heading to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. They are still sellers. Before the Mets opened the Subway Series on Friday, assistant general manager John Ricco — who is guiding the organization with special assistants Omar Minaya and J.P. Ricciardi following GM Sandy Alderson’s medical leave of […]

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