On Sunday, Noah Syndergaard made his best Teddy KGB impression and urged New York Mets to have an agreement with ace Jacob deGrom – pay the man his money – and on Monday there was a surprising degree of trust among leaders with other teams, who would ultimately do this.
More to that point, the rival officials believed that this was what had to happen to Mets, who was capable of horrible vulnerability, like a point guard backpedaling as the lone defender in a 4-to-1 -1 quick break. Certainly, Mets has completed the deal: $ 137.5 million over five years with an opt-out after 2022 and a club option until 2024, according to sources.
If Mets didn't finish the deGrom deal, I'd have been dunked in about a dozen ways. Here are just a few: