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Marcus Stroman accepted the qualifying offer and will be returning to the Mets for at least one more year.
One of the determining factors for Stroman to return was Steve Cohen and his press conference the previous day.
Stroman rejoins a rotation that features Jacob deGrom who finished third in the Cy Young voting after another stellar season.
Despite not winning his third straight Cy Young, deGrom can still make it to Cooperstown.
Trevor Bauer was this year’s winner and he was pleased with Sandy Alderson’s recent comments.
If you need further proof of the winds of change, the Mets could outspend the Yankees this offseason.
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J.T. Realmuto, George Springer, and D.J. LeMahieu rejected their qualifying offers making them all free agents.
With Stroman accepting the qualifying offer, is Masahiro Tanaka the second most coveted free agent pitcher on the market?
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1975, Tom Seaver took home his third Cy Young after another outstanding season. deGrom will just have to wait another season to match The Franchise.