While watching Mets fans shower David Wright with love and thunderous ovations this past Saturday night at Citi Field, Jacob deGrom wondered if something like that at Citi Field could be in store for him in the future.
"It's rare that happens anymore that guys spend their whole career with one team, and it shows you how special it is," deGrom said Sunday, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. "Definitely you think, 'What if this could be me?' however many years down the road."
DeGrom, who is under contract through the 2020 season, said multiple times this past season that he is open to a long-term contract extension with the Mets.
While deGrom and his agents have put a bit of pressure on the Mets regarding a resolution, his long-term future with the team remains uncertain, SNY's Andy Martino recently reported.
The 30-year-old deGrom recently wrapped up one of the best pitching seasons in the history of the game.
While tossing the most high-stress pitches of any pitcher in the majors, deGrom had a 1.70 ERA (1.99 FIP) and 0.912 WHIP with 269 strikeouts in 217 innings (32 starts) while allowing a minuscule 0.4 home runs per nine innings.
The Cy Young award will be announced on Nov. 14 and deGrom is expected to be a near-unanimous choice. If he takes home the award, he'll join Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, and R.A. Dickey as the only Mets to do so.