Just a couple of days before the season began, the New York Mets ended the contract talks with ace pitcher Jacob deGrom by signing him to a contract extension. The deal is for five years and replaces deGrom’s current contract.
The deal is worth $137.5 million and includes an opt-out after 2022 and a full no-trade clause. There is a $32.5 million club-option for 2024 that could bring the value of the deal to $170 million. deGrom’s deal is tied with Johan Santana for the 14th biggest deal given to a pitcher, according to Baseball Reference, per Mark W. Sanchez of the New York Post.
It’s no secret that New York Giants quarterback, Eli Manning, is nearing the end of his career. While Manning, 38, will be the Giants starter for the 2019 season, his playing days are numbered. With that in mind, will the Giants pick Manning’s successor in next month’s draft?
The answer to that question should be yes and the Giants should draft Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. The Giants were at Haskins’s Pro Day on Thursday after having dinner with him the night before. Haskins made a good impression.
Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by Michigan State over the weekend. On Tuesday Williamson was named to the Associated Press All-America team.
This season Williamson averaged 22.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.2 blocked shots, and 1.8 steals. The Duke phenom also had a 69.3 field-goal percentage and was one of the stars of the NCAA tournament. It’s probably a safe bet that Williamson’s college basketball career is over. So where does he go?
The NCAA tournament started last Thursday and Murray State point guard Ja Morant stole the show. Morant was the highlight of his team’s 83-64 win over Marquette in the opening round of the tournament.
Morant had a triple-double, his third of the season – 17 points, 16 assists, and 11 rebounds. It was the first triple-double in the NCAA Tournament since Michigan State’s Draymond Green did it in 2012.