Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |
If you're reading this website, you know by now Jacob deGrom set an Opening Day deadline for contract extension talks, and Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen is on board with it.
That deadline is looming, but deGrom's team at CAA set the it more as a statement concept than an exact time.
It's not like there's a countdown clock to the first pitch of the season, which is scheduled for Thursday at 1:05 p.m. We could hear news about an agreement or lack of agreement today, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
The sides continue to talk. Over the past several days, we detected some optimism for an agreement -- but truly, talks can also break down at any time. It helps that both deGrom and Van Wagenen this to resolve with the ace remaining a Mets for many years.