💉💪🔧 “Fixing the Unbreakable” – Jacob deGrom’s Second Inning with Tommy John Surgery and the $185 Million Gamble 🎲💰⚾
Ace pitcher Jacob deGrom has been benched for a bit after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery. 😷⏸️ He’s the wildcard in Texas Rangers’ five-year, $185 million gamble. ⚾💰💣 Despite past injuries, deGrom is known for his Cy Young Award-winning skills and, boy, do the Rangers need them! 💪🏆🚀 Now, the question is, when will he return to the mound? 🤔📅
Jacob deGrom, the fastball wizard, has just encountered a bit of a plot twist. The ace of the Texas Rangers and ex-Met superstar recently underwent a successful ulnar collateral ligament repair surgery. 🩺💉🔧 You’re thinking, “Great! All’s well, right?” Well, not so fast! 🚦🤔
This isn’t his first rodeo with the operating table. Nope, this marks the second time deGrom is facing off against Tommy John surgery. And here’s where it gets interesting; our guy has a bit of a history with injuries, and, understandably, that’s got some folks sweating bullets. 😓💦🔫 Will he be able to pull off a superhero-style comeback this time?
Now let’s rewind a little bit. 🔄📼 After bagging two Cy Young Awards with the Mets, deGrom has had a rocky relationship with injuries in 2021 and 2022. That didn’t stop Texas from saying “Heck, why not?” and signing him up for a five-year, $185 million deal. 🖋️💰🎲 Risky business? You betcha! 💥😲 But hey, no guts, no glory, right?
It’s worth mentioning that the Mets offered him only a three-year deal for roughly $125 million. Clearly, they were less gung-ho about this gamble. 🎲💰🤷♂️ But it’s a gamble the Rangers were ready and willing to take. Why? Because the man is, quite simply, on fire when he’s on the mound. 🔥⚾
With his current injury, deGrom was placed on a 15-day IL with elbow inflammation after an early exit from a start against the Yankees in late April. 🤕🚑🏥 After being told he would need surgery, deGrom wasn’t exactly over the moon about it. 🌚😭⚡ However, with his sights set on a return before the end of next year, he’s already got his comeback game plan in motion.
So far, Texas has been victorious in all six games started by deGrom. Boasting a 2-0 record this season and a 2.67 ERA with 45 strikeouts and just four walks in 30⅓ innings, his stats are far from shabby. 📈🔝 But being on the bench is not where he wants to be.
Jacob deGrom, the man, the myth, the legend, and the $185 million question mark. 🤷♂️💰💡 Can he bounce back stronger than ever and make the Rangers’ gamble pay off? Or will the stress of past injuries dim his superstar shine?
It’s time to place your bets, folks! Will deGrom make a stellar comeback? Will he prove that he