New York Mets rumors: Mahomes deep bonds with the team; DeGrom, Adams and more!

Simeon Woods-Richardson

The New York Mets news and rumors are here! Football is over, so we can, finally, focus on baseball!

Pat Mahomes, besides winning the whole thing for the Kansas City Chiefs, was a representative of baseball and the New York Mets. He grew up close to both sports, as his father was a major league pitcher and his best years were in Queens.

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Amazin’ Avenue: The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl, defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20. Patrick Mahomes, the winning team’s quarterback, was the MVP of the game with 286 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, a couple of interceptions, and one rushing score.

Mahomes is closely related to the New York Mets. His dad, Pat Mahomes, pitched for the team and was a key cog in the 1999 and 2000 bullpen. Earlier in the season, the young Mahomes showed up at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City wearing his father’s No. 23 Mets jersey.

SNY quoted Bobby Valentine, former Mets manager as praising the elder Mahomes. “Pat Mahomes was honestly one of the best guys I ever managed. He was a pitcher, but also one of the best athletes I ever had. He could hit and run the bases, so much so I considered occasionally using him in the outfield.”

Pat Mahomes the pitcher spent most of his career in the bullpen. The 1999 season was his best: he went 8-0 with a 3.68 ERA.

Jacob Resnick: The Associated Press (AP) reported over the weekend some details of Matt Adams’ deal with the Mets. He will make $1.25 million is he is added to the MLB roster at some point.

Adams, 31, could also earn more. He can make an additional $1.5 million in performance bonuses — $250,000 each for every 50 plate appearances from 250 to 500.

He has a good shot of making the Opening Day roster, although playing time is another matter. Now that football season is over, baseball time is coming! Pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in just a few days. Will Leitch ranked all 30 opening day starters, and the Mets’ one finished very, very high in the list.

Only the Yankees’ Gerrit Cole ranked higher than deGrom. Leitch had this to say about the Mets’ ace: “Can you believe last year was the first time he’d ever started Opening Day for the Mets?” That, indeed, seems hard to believe.