Mets could explore offering Jacob deGrom a long-term deal

The right-hander has been the only bright spot for the New York team this season

Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard

Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard | AFP | Getty Images

In a season lost to injuries the New York Mets are interested investing in the only starter that showed some true value this 2017 in Jacob deGrom.

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the club could look into signing the right-hander long-term this offseason.

DeGrom, who is under team control until 2021, is eligible for arbitration this winter, but the Mets could work out a deal for the foreseeable future and that way avoid arbitration.

The 29-year-old right-hander has shown to be the most durable arm the Mets have in their rotation, eclipsing the 200-inning mark for the first time in his career, and is the only pitcher to start 30 times this year.

He will end the season with a 3.53 ERA, 3.50 FIP,  1.18 WHIP, and a team-high 4.4 WAR. He earned $4.05 million this season.