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"Trading deGrom wouldn’t be about the money, especially with so much deferred. It’s a baseball decision, and as long as deGrom can be placated to waive his no-trade rights -- no mean feat given his fairly light contract and the leverage a trade would give him to change that -- it seems like one the Mets can justify. A year and a half of deGrom would instantly convert some teams into contenders and elevate the top teams to greatness."