Mets RHP Jacob deGrom said the goal for this season is for the Mets to win the World Series, and didn't flinch when he was asked a follow-up about whether it's a realistic goal.
"Definitely," deGrom said. "Last year, we had so many injuries. We got Cespedes healthy, Conforto will be healthy, Harvey, Noah, Steve (Matz), Wheeler. Look at everybody who was hurt last year. And you put those guys back on the field, that makes a big difference."
Regarding specific personal goals, deGrom said he wants to win the Cy Young award, reach the 200-inning mark again, and help get the team where it wants to go.
"That's the goal," he said about winning the Cy Young. "If you ask any one of these guys, I guarantee that's what they say. The goal, ultimately, is to win the World Series as a team. And then you set personal goals. Everybody wants to be the best they can be, and that's the highest award a pitcher can receive. You set your goals high and go after it."
The 29-year-old deGrom, who avoided arbitration with the Mets earlier this offseason and is under team control through the 2021 season, reiterated that he's open to signing an extension.
"If the deal is right for me and my family and we can live with it, then I think that's something you are definitely open to."
DeGrom threw a career-high 201.1 innings and struck out a career-high 239 batters last season while posting a 3.53 ERA.