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Likely Jacob deGrom Free Agency Price-Tag Revealed

Adam Taylor McKillop
The likely Jacob deGrom free agency price-tag has been revealed.
The likely Jacob deGrom free agency price-tag has been revealed. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

It's been less than a week since the World Series and teams around baseball already have their sights set on free agency. That includes the New York Mets, who did a fantastic job locking up closer Edwin Diaz before Thursday's official free agency open.

Diaz' contract is far from the last deal Steve Cohen and his staff will make this offseason. Some other notable free agents from last year's roster include Jacob deGrom and Brandon Nimmo.

deGrom recently opted out of his contract, and now MLB insider Jon Heyman has revealed the price tag on his next contract, whichever team that may be.

Heyman indicated that an MLB GM said "deGrom is going to get $40 million,” in terms of his average annual value (AAV).

This could be an issue given his lengthy history with injuries. Heyman also reported that the market for deGrom won't be as competitive as some would expect. "The other issue is a likely limited field of suitors, which is mostly because of his high asking price," said Heyman.

Despite the injury issues and hefty price tag, the back of deGrom's baseball card does all the talking. In nine MLB season, the veteran ace owns a stellar 2.52 ERA and strikes out 10.9 batters per nine innings.

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