New York Mets: What players should get extensions next and what they could look like

Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Noah Syndergaard.

Noah Syndergaard is a massive name in New York. He for sure is a player that comes to mind when talking about giving an extension too. What is similar with deGrom, is that he is still years away from free agency. He is not set to be a free agent until 2022 meaning, if the Mets want to extend him soon, they have time.

What is good for both the Mets and Syndergaard is that the market for starting pitching is not that great, the Mets showed they are willing to keep pitchers happy, and there is a precedent for singing young starters with years of arbitration left.

For the Mets, they have an all-star in Syndergaard, but his health is a lingering concern. So, if they extend him, it will be based on what he does in 2019.

3 for Noah Syndergaard. light. 2019 Goals

Aaron Nola, a player who like Syndergaard has just over three years of experience and is one year younger than Syndergaard,  just signed a 4-year, $45M extension with the Phillies. Now, he will not be a free agent until 2024. His salary does not go northward of $10M until 2021.

Another example of a contract Syndergaard could get to avoid arbitration and help give the Mets more control is Luis Severino. Much like Syndergaard, Severino is an all-star who also has postseason experience despite his young age. He too, just signed an extension but for 4-years, $40M. Severino has less MLB time than Syndergaard, but is similar in terms of talent. He too, won’t be a free agent until 2024.

So, if the Mets were to sign Syndergaard, they could do it soon and give him the similar four-year deal. He is eligible for arbitration twice more, but extend him for more than those years and he could be under contract with the Mets until around 2024 or 2025 depending on what they want.

Syndergaard only makes $6M this season, so giving him more per year for longer, making a massive jump would make sense.

The Mets should extend him sooner rather than later, they know the market for a pitcher like him now and he is a great number two pitcher if not ace. The Mets with deGrom-Syndergaard for years to come would be ideal.

MLB contract comparisons: Nola, Severino.

Urgency to get done: 6.5, they got time, but should consider doing this soon. It becomes an 8 on the urgent scale next year.