Rangers Pitcher Jacob deGrom Is Getting Clowned On For Having ‘Serial Killer Energy’

Jacob deGrom addresses the media.

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The start of Jacob deGrom’s life as a member of the Texas Rangers isn’t exactly going as planned.

After sitting out of the team’s first Spring Training workout with “soreness”, deGrom has once again made headlines for a less-than-ideal reason, albeit this time around, it’s over something a bit more intangible.

Participating in the team’s photo day, deGrom was apparently asked to fill out a grade school-style chalkboard that highlights aspects of his personality such as his favorite color and favorite food. One of deGrom’s answers, however, seems to be raising some eyebrows.

Under the “Childhood Hero” section — a place where regular people would write something like “my Dad” or “Batman” or “Nolan Ryan” — deGrom bizarrely wrote “none” and immediately got clowned on for the serial killer energy that his answer gave.

Given how bizarre of an answer it is (who doesn’t have a childhood hero?), baseball fans were quick to get on deGrom’s case:

Back in December, the 34-year-old deGrom signed a five-year, $185 million deal with the Texas Rangers after spending the first eight years of his professional career with the New York Mets.

Last season, the Texas Rangers posted a 68-94 record. Despite this, deGrom said he joined the organization because of their “vision” of winning “year in and year out.”

The Texas Rangers are set to begin their 2023 season against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, March 30, at 4:05 p.m. If deGrom is healthy, he’ll likely be the team’s Opening Day starter, although that’s a big if considering deGrom’s struggles with injuries in recent years.

Heading into the 2023 season, the Houston Astros are the favorites to win the World Series with betting odds of about +600. The New York Mets, the team deGrom left, have the third-best odds at +800, while the Texas Rangers are in the middle of the pack with odds of +5000.

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