Jacob deGrom is one of the best young pitchers in baseball. Any major league general manager would love to have the New York Mets right-hander on his staff.
According to Peter Gammons, that dream almost became a reality for Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington.
A few years before deGrom became the National League Rookie of the Year, he was pitching for the St. Lucie Mets in the High-A Florida State League. And Cherington wanted him.
“In May, 2012,...