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Not surprising, but still disappointing: deGrom’s season is over. 

On Tuesday afternoon, New York Mets manager Luis Rojas confirmed what many believed would eventually be the reality: Jacob deGrom will not pitch again for the team this season.

deGrom hasn’t pitched in a game since early July, when the Mets were in first place. He was having one of the better starts to a season in his career; his K/9 rate was the highest of his career when he left the lineup.

However, he missed a couple starts because of injuries. The Mets didn’t put him on the injured list until just before the All-Star Game. He never returned.

What makes this especially hard for Mets fans is what could have been.

At least we can say the Mets made history in 2021?

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.