The Mets have until Thursday to sign Jacob deGrom to a long-term deal before calls are presented and GM Brodie Van Wagenen said Sunday that the two sides are still talking. Later Sunday Noah Syndergaard weighed in.
Asked how much he was interested in and pay attention to the deGrom situation, says Syndergaard deGrom "deserves everything he deserves".
"I want to keep him happy, so when it comes time for him to reach the free agency, he stops on our side as pitching for Metsna," says Syndergaard. "I just think they should end up with all this hassle and pay the man already. "
Asked if he was surprised, negotiations have taken this long, said Syndergaard ja.
Syndergaard, who is entitled to free agency after the 2021
"I think so, yes, at because of what you see with what happens to baseball right now, "he said." If there was no trend by other guys who got contract extensions, I don't know what the circumstance would be. But you can see Chris Sale (Justin) Verlander, these guys get extensions. Think, it's time Jacob gets one as well. "
Van Wagenen told SNY during an interview in the game on Sunday that the team and deGrom's camp were still talking.
" We're still talking. I think as long as the two sides communicate, there is always the possibility, says Van Wagenen. "From the beginning of the camp, both sides knew the timeline for which we worked to make sure it didn't join in the season. So we're still working on that idea, we're going to have the conversations."  I have never wanted to categorize it as optimistic or not optimistic, only that we should continue talking and see where this thing ends, Van Wagenen concluded.
Video: Van Wagenen on the deGrom extension negotiations