Jacob deGrom is expected to be one of the biggest names in MLB free agency this winter, assuming he opts out of his contract after the World Series ends.
While there will be a long line of potential suitors for the two-time NL Cy Young winner, at least one player believes deGrom isn't going anywhere.
Jacob deGrom Rumors
According to New York Mets outfielder Mark Canha, deGrom wants to stay with the Mets. This aligns with what other players have said about deGrom as well, including former teammate Zack Wheeler.
deGrom has spent his entire career with New York since being drafted by the Mets in 2010. He immediately emerged as one of the best pitchers in baseball upon debuting in 2014, winning NL Rookie of the Year honors that season. He proceeded to win back-to-back Cy Young awards in 2018 and 2019, although he's been hampered by injuries in recent seasons.
Beyond deGrom's personal history with New York, it's hard to imagine a more ideal landing spot for a potential free agent than the Mets. Not only did they have the highest payroll in baseball last year, but they also have a championship-caliber roster in place after winning 101 regular-season games.
For all of his individual accomplishments, deGrom has never won a World Series before. If he wants to get paid and win a ring, returning to New York makes a lot of sense.