Last weekend wasn’t only the end of a great on the field career for David Wright, but also left an opening for the face of the New York Mets franchise.
DeGrom, 30, talked to Mike Puma of the New York Post about Wright’s career coming to an end, “It’s rare that happens anymore that guys spend their whole career with one team, and it shows you how special it is. Definitely you think, ‘What if this could be me?’ however many years down the road.”
The former ninth round pick is under contract through the 2020 season though he’s mentioned numerous times his openness to a contract extension that would keep him in orange and blue much longer.
Outfielders Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo – arguably the Mets two best position players heading into the 2019 season – are other options to fill the leadership void left by Wright’s departure, “Those are big shoes to fill and that is not easy to do — it’s going to be tough to fill those shoes,” deGrom said.