Was the New York Mets right after all, signing Justin Verlander (40), who is 5 years older than Jacob deGrom (35) this winter?
The Dallas Morning News, a local Texas media, reported on the same day that deGrom’s pitching in the bullpen, originally scheduled for the 16th (hereafter Korean time), was postponed.
Regarding this, Texas Rangers general manager Chris Young said it was just a precautionary measure. That it’s not a big injury. But it is also true that there are great concerns.
This is because of deGrom’s injury history. Since 2018, deGrom has been constantly plagued by injuries large and small. There are also various parts such as elbows, sides, forearms, and shoulders.
Therefore, deGrom’s failure to pitch in the bullpen cannot be taken seriously. DeGrom broke the news of the injury before throwing a single pitch for the Texas Rangers. 안전놀이터
The New York Mets also did not sign deGrom because of this injury history. He instead signed a two-year, $86 million contract with Verlander.
Of course, Verlander also has the experience of missing the entire 2021 season after undergoing elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery). But this Verlander is different from deGrom.
Verlander has no history of injury other than Tommy John surgery. Excluding the shortened season in 2020, he recorded more than 30 appearances from 2006 to last year.
Attention is focusing on whether the decision of the New York Mets, who chose a healthy Verlander instead of the often sick deGrom, will change the game for the 2023 season.