Jacob deGrom, Mets settle on a one-year $17 million deal

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The Mets and ace Jacob deGrom avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $17 million contract today.

Given that he made $7.4 million last year, that’s a record raise in arbitration, and a record for a pitcher going through the arbitration process for the third time. And it was certainly earned after deGrom’s Cy Young-winning year.

The Mets would still like to sign deGrom to a long-term extension, but nothing seems particularly close on that front at the moment.