SP - NYM
The New York Mets are not picking up the option of manager Luis Rojas.
This is not a huge surprise after the Mets missed out on the playoffs this year. It will be interesting to see who the organization turns to as the next manager.
The Mets have officially shut down Jacob deGrom (elbow) for the remainder of 2021.
Mets manager Luis Rojas says there is "no point" in having deGrom pitch before the season is over. The writing has been on the wall for a while, but fantasy managers can finally drop deGrom if they're still playing and have been holding onto him. The 33-year-old is apparently healthy entering the offseason, but his health will nonetheless be a storyline entering 2022 draft season.
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (elbow) threw off the "mid-slope" mound on Saturday.
The next step is throwing from the full mound, but deGrom is very clearly running out of time to return this year. At best he might make one abbreviated start over the final two weeks of the season.
Mets' SP Jacob deGrom threw a ten-pitch bullpen session off of a mound for the first time since his shutdown in July.
Although Tuesday's bullpen session was relatively light for the former Cy Young Award winner, it was certainly a good sign for deGrom and the Mets alike. deGrom is returning from a partial UCL tear and sprain, and it looks as though he's still on track to return late this season.
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom told reporters on Thursday that his elbow ligament is "perfectly fine."
“I know what was said, but my ligament is perfectly fine," deGrom said. "I’ve been throwing. I wouldn’t be throwing if I had a compromised ligament. That’s the plan, to continue to throw and build up and see where we end up.” Meanwhile, the fantasy world is still waiting to see whether or not the ace right-hander pitches again this season.