Rangers still open for business after $185 million splurge on Jacob deGrom
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SAN DIEGO — The anticipated battle for Jacob deGrom many were planning for the winter meetings never even made it to the octagon.
The Rangers snatched him up Friday, making the first free-agent takedown of the MLB offseason.
The right-hander signed for five years and a cool $185 million as the best starting pitcher on the market. The Rangers believe deGrom is the best starting pitcher on the planet.
The Rangers know they still have to be better, but they haven’t had to call any player agents to inform them there’s money left to spend. Instead, the agents have picked up the pace of their calls.
And with good reason.