Mets RHP Jacob deGrom said he may be more willing to sign a long-term deal to stay in New York since he is older than the other pitchers in their rotation.
"I'm a little bit older so I might be more willing to do something like that,'' deGrom, 27, told the New York Post's Kevin Kernan. "You just have to look at what is fair so both sides get a decent deal. It's something I'd have to look into and make sure I agree with it.''
While deGrom also talked about his hair -- "I don't want to mess with it." -- and the possibility of meeting Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax later this week, deGrom said he is focused and ready for the 2016 season.
"I haven't thought that much about it and I have to talk to my agents and stuff and look at the numbers and decide what was favorable,'' said deGrom, who earned $556,875 last season and may not be arbitration-eligible until 2018, according to Spotrac.
DeGrom followed his Rookie of the Year season in 2014 with an All-Star Game appearance in 2015, going 14-8 with a team-best 2.54 ERA in the regular season.
In the playoffs, he went 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA, pitching in the NLDS opener and the clinching NLDS game, but his outing in Game 2 of the World Series -- five innings, four runs and six hits in a 7-1 loss -- sticks with him.
"I wasn't really happy with how that went,'' deGrom said. "Hopefully I get a chance to get back there and kind of redeem myself. You never know how many starts you are going to have in the World Series and to not have a very good one, definitely makes you want to get back and improve on that.''