On Tuesday, the New York Mets agreeing to a five-year, $137.5 million contract extension with ace right-hander Jacob deGrom.
DeGrom, 30, was set to make $17 million this season and was arbitration eligible in 2020. The extension replaces his current deal and nullifies arbitration. The contract includes an opt-out after 2022 and a club option for 2024. The deal has a full no-trade clause.
30-year-old deGrom lead the majors with a 1.70 ERA in 217 innings last year and won the NL Cy Young Award. He went just 10-9 but had 269 strikeouts in 32 starts. His 10 victories were the fewest by a pitcher who won the Cy Young award. In 2018, his ERA was the fifth lowest by a pitcher in a single season since the mound was lowered in 1969.
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