Good News As New York Mets Max Scherzer, And Gladly Had $130M 3-year deal.
The New York Mets have agreed to a three-year, $130 million contract with three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, according to MLB Network.
The $43.3 million per season will break the all-time MLB record for average annual value, currently held by Gerrit Cole’s $36 million per year pact.
The Mets have not confirmed the deal, which includes an opt-out after the 2023 season.
The move also means that the Mets are continuing their efforts to become one of the model franchises in the MLB, capable of landing any free agent at any time.
Scherzer will be part of the Mets’ rotation led by two-time National League Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, who did not pitch after July 7 last season due to concerns with his elbow.
Scherzer’s deal would be the fifth largest in club history.
- Francisco Lindor, $341 million
- David Wright, $138 million
- Jacob deGrom, $137.5 million
- Johan Santana, $137.5 million
- Max Scherzer, $130 million
The three-time Cy Young Award winner was among the preeminent pitchers of the 2010s — along with Justin Verlander and Clayton Kershaw — and has rolled his dominance into the 2020s.
Scherzer has showed only mild signs of slowing. He has won more games with a lower ERA in his 30s than he did in his 20s, while his 2,536 2/3 career innings rank fourth among active pitchers behind only Zack Greinke, Justin Verlander and Jon Lester.
On the other hand, the Mets have not hidden their desire to sign Javy Baeza for the 2022 MLB Season. However, the negotiation has not been able to move forward due to economic differences. Via Marca English.