7-Eleven run for mini-tacos helped seal Jacob deGrom-Mets deal
The New York Mets and Jacob deGrom were able to come to terms on a new deal just ahead of the pitcher’s imposed Opening Day deadline, and it sounds like a last-minute munchies run helped seal the deal.
While the deliberations did come down to the wire, deGrom and the Mets were able to agree on a five-year, $137.5 million extension.
According to deGrom, a quick trip to 7-Eleven for some mini-tacos and taquitos by first-year Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen — who incidentally was previously the pitcher’s agent — provided the fuel needed to wrap up negotiations
According to deGrom, the snacks proved to be just what the doctor ordered in the midst of a “long day,” though he insists he “only had a couple bites” of the 7-Eleven munchies.
“At one point, we hadn’t eaten for about six or seven hours,” Van Wagenen said, via ESPN, “so I had to make a 7-Eleven run.”
As noted, deGrom had set a deadline for contract discussions, so sneaking in the deal just under the wire pleased the Mets ace.
“It’s a relief. It definitely is,” deGrom said. “When it’s talked about, every time you throw, you do think about it. But it’s a relief, and I’m looking forward to getting the season started.”