Jacob deGrom lands record arbitration raise

Mets de Grom agree to $17 million 1-year contract

Mets de Grom agree to $17 million 1-year contract

DeGrom avoided arbitration with the team by agreeing to a one-year contract for 2019 worth $17 million this Friday, January 11th. An arbitration hearing between the Mets and deGrom would have been about the worst-case scenario for them, and it's very good that they avoided one.

Other Mets to avoid arbitration included Noah Syndergaard ($6 million), Steven Matz ($2.625 million), Zack Wheeler ($5.975 million), and Conforto ($4.025 million). That marks a record increase for a player eligible for arbitration. deGrom is coming off a season where he earned just $7.4 million. This raise, which beat deGrom's projected salary by about $4 million, should also put deGrom in a favorable mindset to begin a long term negotiation.

DeGrom led in the majors with a 1.70 ERA in 217 innings, standing fifth in MVP voting after a little run support on the fourth-place squad.

The New York Mets had six men lined up for arbitration this year.

Syndergaard and deGrom are not the only ones who signed on for another year.

Salt Lake police investigating homicide on west side
She said 10 to 12 employees and around 20 customers hid in the store's upstairs stockroom. "There was a sense of panic", she said. Catrina Ramos said she was with her four children in Claire's getting her daughter's ears pierced when she heard a "pop" sound.

RANGERS: Texas agreed to one-year contracts with Nomar Mazara and Delino DeShields, avoiding arbitration with both outfielders.

ASTROS: Third baseman Alex Bregman will be limited at the start of spring training after arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow.

The 26-year-old Syndergaard, an All-Star in 2016, won five of his last six decisions and pitched the first two complete games of his career in September, including a shutout on the final day of the season.

Mookie Betts received $20 million in his second year of arbitration from the Boston Red Sox, jumping $9.5 million from what he received last year. That is now the record for the biggest raise in salary arbitration history, and definitely sets a positive tone for extension talks. He is expected to become a free agent after the upcoming season.

And the last Met to get a raise would be Travis d'Arnaud, agreeing to a $3.151 million. d'Arnaud only played in four games during the 2018 season but looks to be back and making a big impact for 2019.

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