The Mets could dole out over $19 million in arbitration raises this offseason. But perhaps some key players could instead be showed the door to save money.
With the closer Jeurys Familia unavailable, the Mets squandered a lead and lost in extra innings despite another solid outing from deGrom.
DeGrom gave up four runs in five innings, and back-to-back homers by Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores were not sufficient to power a comeback against the Cubs in Chicago.
Jacob deGrom retired his final 23 batters following a first-inning single, and Lucas Duda hit two long homers to nearly the same spot Thursday during the New York Mets' 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Jacob deGrom allowed one hit and struck out 11 in eight innings and Lucas Duda hit two long homers on Thursday to help the Mets split a four-game series with St. Louis.