With the New York Mets eliminated from the postseason after last night’s 6-0 loss to the San Diego Padres, there is a real possibility that right-hander Jacob deGrom has pitched his final game in a Mets uniform.
The right-hander got the start in Game 2 of the series and threw six innings of two-run ball to force a winner-take-all Game 3.
But now, the Mets’ season is over, and as soon as the World Series is over, deGrom will be a free agent.
After last night’s loss, deGrom was asked about his future and the possibility of it being his final time in a Mets uniform.
deGrom replied by saying he didn’t want to talk about his future and was ultimately disappointed that the Mets fell short.
Jacob deGrom was asked about his free agency plans:
"I'm not gonna discuss any contract stuff. Just disappointed we lost the baseball game tonight." pic.twitter.com/IXw3ckD9Px
— SNY (@SNYtv) October 10, 2022
Future Uncertain For deGrom
Could this be the last time we ever see deGrom wear a Mets uniform?
Despite his recent injury history, there are going to be several teams that could use his services and will make offers to him.
If it is the end of his time in New York, then he sure had a memorable Mets tenure, winning the NL Rookie of the Year Award in 2014, two Cy Young Awards in 2018 and 2019, and a solid run to the World Series in 2015.
At the end of the day, deGrom will always be loved in New York, even if he departs for somewhere else, and he’s disappointed that things didn’t go the Mets’ way this October.
But naturally, there are going to be questions about deGrom’s future over the next few weeks and where he’ll end up.
He could very well return to the Mets, or another team could potentially outbid them and pluck the ace away from Queens.