Steve Cohen makes it clear keeping Jacob deGrom is Mets top priority

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New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom wasted no time coming back from his injury, which is paying off. Mets owner Steve Cohen has made it clear keeping him is a priority.

New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has wasted no time coming back from his injury this season. He made his season debut early in August and after not having played since July of 2021, he’s become the best pitcher in New York. Mets owner Steve Cohen is making it clear that he’s going to prioritize keeping deGrom around.

Cohen told the New York Post, “Listen, he certainly has the right to [opt out]. We love Jacob, and I think he’s the best pitcher in baseball. We’ll do whatever we can to make sure he stays. But it’s his decision, not ours.”

The Mets veteran has had a lot of success with the team, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

Mets star Jacob deGrom shows no signs of slowing down

Since his return this season, deGrom has produced an ERA of 2.15, batting average against of .139 and WHIP of 0.55 over 29.1 innings pitched. He’s struck out 46 and only allowed 14 hits and seven runs.

Though this performance isn’t unusual for him, it’s unexpected because of the length of time he’s been out. He clearly didn’t need any additional time to get acclimated to playing again.

Over his nine season career, he’s produced an ERA of 2.49, BAA of .212 and WHIP of 1.00. The Mets already have several talented pitchers, but deGrom has stood out as the most valuable and will continue to help the team succeed.

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