Dec 2, 2022
The Texas Rangers are going for it all.
The Rangers signed two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom to a five-year deal, they announced Friday.
Multiple reports say the deal is worth $185 million and includes a sixth-year option.
DeGrom signed a five-year deal with the New York Mets before the 2019 season, but there was an opt-out after three seasons, which he exercised.
The ace had been noncommittal about returning to New York for a while. The pitcher even said in spring training he would opt out, and Texas had always reportedly been an interest of his.
According to SNY, the Mets were told "deGrom was far down (the road) with the Rangers. Team isn’t sure what it would have offered if it had really come to a bidding war."
"I wish him well. He has the right to choose his team. Now this team has to move on to the next thing," Mets owner Steve Cohen told SNY.
Source: Fox News