New York Mets

New York Mets

New York Mets

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 07: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the first inning during Game Two of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 7, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

Will it happen is anyone’s guess.

According to the New York Post, the belief is that deGrom wants to be one of the highest paid pitchers in the sport. His Mets teammate, Max Scherzer makes $43.3 million annually.

Are the Mets willing to pay deGrom that much after missing much of the last two years with various arm injuries? The Post also reports that the Mets “do not view a four- or five-year deal (and even three years guaranteed might be stretching it) as prudent investment on a 34-year-old pitcher who has missed significant portions of the last two seasons with injuries.”

If that is true the Mets could let deGrom walk.

Justin Verlander, Carlos Rodon and Japanese flame-thrower Kodai Senga are potential replacements.

Word was on Friday and Saturday that the Mets met with Senga and a serious about signing him. He is also following the Mets online.

Senga will be 30 next season, and owns a 2.59 lifetime ERA in Japan. Last season he pitched to a 1.94 ERA in 144 innings, and struck out nearly 28 percent of the batters he faced.

Would the Mets possibly sign both Senga and deGrom? That would be a helluva story if they can pull that off.

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