Jacob deGrom's agent said Monday that the Mets should "seriously consider" trading his client now if they aren't serious about signing him to a long-term extension.
DeGrom said Monday that he was open to a long-term deal, and told SNY on Tuesday what he would do if the Mets were to come to him with a proposal.
"That's a tough question," deGrom said. "I'd have to sit down and talk to my family and my agent and stuff and just see what numbers would be right. Like I've said, I love playing here. I've enjoyed my time, and I want to win baseball games for the New York Mets."
The 30-year-old deGrom is earning $7.4 million this season, and is arbitration-eligible again in 2019 and 2020, before being eligible for free agency after the 2020 season.
The Mets are not expected to deal deGrom before the July 31 deadline, and one source had a prediction for SNY's Andy Martino on Monday when asked how this saga would play out. "Trade in the offseason," the source said.