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Jacob deGrom open to long-term deal with Mets

The power pitcher will turn 28 in June.

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According to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Jacob deGrom may be willing to sign a long-term deal with the Mets. Citing his age as a potential factor—deGrom will turn 28 this season—the former Rookie of the Year voiced a willingness to pursue a 'favorable' deal.

"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."

deGrom's comments come just eight days after GM Sandy Alderson discussed the possibility of retaining all four of his young starters. While talks seem to be in the preliminary phase, deGrom would have financial incentive to pursue an extension. Depending on his Super Two status after this season, deGrom may not be arbitration-eligible until after the 2017 season.

As outlined by Chris McShane, extending deGrom (or any of the Mets' four young starters) would present its own set of risks and rewards. deGrom underwent Tommy John surgery during his rookie minor league season in Kingsport, a procedure Matt Harvey and Steven Matz have also gone through.