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Mets, Jacob deGrom Agree Upon Five-Year, $137.5M Extension

Mar 26, 2019 8:58 AM

The New York Mets have agreed to a contract extension with Jacob deGrom, according to league sources.

The five-year deal is worth a reported $137.5 million.

The contract includes a 2024 club option and an opt-out for the 2022 season.

If the option is picked up, the deal will be for six years and $170 million.

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Noah Syndergaard Wants Mets To Give Jacob deGrom An Extension

Mar 25, 2019 8:17 AM

A number of players have signed contract extensions this offseason, including prominent pitchers Chris Sale and Justin Verlander, but reigning National League Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom isn't among them.

On Saturday, deGrom acknowledged that the odds of him agreeing to terms ahead of Opening Day were slim.

Noah Syndergaard is among those disappointed.

"I think they should pay the man already," Syndergaard said of deGrom. "I don't get it."

Syndergaard also voiced his displeasure with the Mets' spring-ending travel plans, which will see them take an hours-long bus ride to Sarasota before jetting to Syracuse for a workout at the Carrier Dome.

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Mets Re-Assign Tim Tebow To Minor League Camp

Mar 13, 2019 7:51 AM

The New York Mets have re-assigned Tim Tebow to minor league camp.

Tebow will likely begin the season at Triple-A Syracuse. He went 4-for-15 and had an RBI for the Mets in Grapefruit League action.

The 31-year-old hit .273 with six homers and 36 RBIs at Double-A Binghamton in 2018.

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Tom Seaver Diagnosed With Dementia, Retiring From Public Life

Mar 8, 2019 8:37 AM

Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia and has decided to retire from public life, the Hall of Fame pitcher's family said in a statement.

"The family is deeply appreciative of those who have supported Tom throughout his career, on and off the field, and who do so now by honoring his request for privacy," the statement said. "We join Tom in sending warmest regards to everyone."

The 74-year-old Seaver will continue to work in his vineyard at his home in California.

The Mets will honor the 1969 World Series champion team at Citi Field from June 28-30, but Seaver will presumably not attend.

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Mets Hire Jessica Mendoza As Front Office Adviser

Mar 6, 2019 8:05 AM

The New York Mets have hired Jessica Mendoza as a baseball operations adviser.

Mendoza, one of the most decorated softball players of all-time, has been working with ESPN since 2007 and will continue to do so.

"Jessica is incredibly well respected throughout the industry and we are excited to bring her into the organization," Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said in a statement.

"She is a world-class athlete and experienced television analyst with an extremely high baseball IQ. We are confident that she will help us in our efforts to win now and in the future. This hire demonstrates the continued support from ownership to invest in the intellectual capital of the New York Mets."

Mendoza isn't the only member of the media that also holds a position within a Major League front office.

Alex Rodriguez works for the Yankees, while David Ross holds a position with the Cubs.

A number of other former players work for teams while also doing in-studio work.

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Mets, Adeiny Hechavarria Agree To Minor League Deal

Feb 18, 2019 1:01 AM

Veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to multiple reports.

The deal is pending a physical planned for Monday, when Hechavarria is expected to arrive at Mets camp in Port St. Lucie.

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Robinson Cano: "I Feel Like I'm 25'

Feb 17, 2019 7:39 PM

Mets infielder Robinson Cano had a youthful perspective after reporting to spring training with the New York Mets.

"I feel like I'm 25," the 36-year-old All-Star second baseman said during a news conference Sunday, a day ahead of the team's first full-squad workout.

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Tim Tebow Feels Ready For Spring Training

Feb 16, 2019 8:58 PM

Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He's fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field.

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Jacob deGrom 'Not Sure' If Extension Will Come Before Opening Day

Feb 15, 2019 8:05 AM

Jacob deGrom hasn't received a long-term contract offer from the New York Mets and isn't sure if he will before Opening Day.

"I honestly have no clue. There hasn't really been many talks," deGrom said. "But that can change in one phone call. I just don't really know."

The 30-year-old is set to make $17 million this season and is under club control through 2020.

If he doesn't get a new deal this spring, deGrom didn't rule out limiting his 2019 workload to protect his personal future.

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Jacob deGrom Won't Discuss Extension With Mets During Season

Feb 13, 2019 8:26 AM

Jacob deGrom has informed the New York Mets that he won't negotiate a new contract during the season.

The pitcher has set a deadline of Opening Day to complete any potential extension.

Brodie Van Wagenen called the decision not to negotiate beyond Opening Day as "mutual" between him and deGrom's agent Jeff Berry.

"There is no reason for a distraction to carry into the regular season, and we will continue to have dialogue over this spring and see where those discussions lead," Van Wagenen said. "But the last thing either side wants is this to be a distraction once the season starts."

deGrom, 30, can become a free-agent after the 2020 season.

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Mets, Jacob deGrom Haven't Discussed Extension Since December
Talks between the Mets and Jacob deGrom on a contract extension are at a standstill.

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Justin Wilson, Mets Agree Upon Two-Year, $10M Deal
The contract includes $500,000 in performance bonuses each season.

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Tim Tebow To Open In Mets' Major League Camp
It will be his third season with the club.

ESPN

Mets, Jacob deGrom Agree To One-Year, $17M Deal
Jacob deGroom's one-year contract for $17M is a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4M salary.

ESPN.com

Jed Lowrie Agrees To Two-Year, $20M Deal With Mets
Jed Lowrie is coming off the best year of his career.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Mets Likely To Wait On Extension For Jacob deGrom
The Mets want to work out a contract extension for Jacob deGrom, but an agreement is unlikely to come anytime soon.

Mike Puma/New York Post

Mets Among Those Interested In Brian Dozier
The Mets have checked in on Brian Dozier as the second baseman has been drawing increased interest lately.

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Mets Add Hector Santiago On Minor League Deal
The left-hander will make $2 million if added to the 40-man Major League roster as part of the agreement.

Associated Press

David Wright Sticking With Mets As Special Advisor
The Mets have announced that David Wright will take a job in the team's front office.

ESPN

Indians Acquire Catcher Kevin Plawecki From Mets
The Indians sent right-hander Walker Lockett and infielder Sam Haggerty to the Mets in the deal.

ESPN.com

Mets Acquire Keon Broxton
The Mets send Bobby Wahl and two prospects to the Brewers in the trade for Keon Broxton.

MLB.com

Noah Syndergaard Demonstrates Loyalty To Mets On Instagram
Noah Syndergaard has been the subject of trade rumors recently, but the right-hander displayed his loyalty to the Mets on Instagram this weekend.

RealGM Staff Report

Reports: Mets, Wilson Ramos Agree To Two-Year, $19M Deal
Veteran catcher Wilson Ramos has a carer .273 batting average and 109 home runs.

ESPN.com

Jeurys Familia Returning To Mets On Three-Year, $30M Deal
New York traded the right-hander to Oakland on July 21.

ESPN

Mets Making Push To Acquire J.T. Realmuto
The Marlins consider the Mets the front-runner to acquire the catcher, according to one source.

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Mets Hire Chili Davis As Hitting Coach
Chili Davis was the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs last season under Joe Maddon.

ESPN.com

Mets Interested In A.J. Pollock
The Mets are interested in A.J. Pollock as a target in free agency.

MLB Network Radio

Mets Wanted To 'Block' Edwin Diaz From Phillies
The Mets aggressively pursued Edwin Diaz in part to "block" the Phillies from trading for the closer, says Jeff Wilpon.

ESPN

Reports: Mariners, Mets Complete Seven-Player Deal
The M's have agreed to trade Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano to the Mets in exchange for Jay Bruce and several prospects.

ESPN.com

Mets Close To Deal With Mariners For Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz
Robinson Cano is owed $120 million and the Mariners could send additional money in the deal.

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