BREAKING NEWS: Max Scherzer Finalizes 3yr/$130mil Deal with the New York Mets
8-time all-star and 3-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has reportedly finalized a three-year, 130 million dollar deal with the New York Mets. This deal comes just days after the Mets signed star Centerfielder Starling Marte, as well as outfielder Mark Canha and third baseman Eduardo Escobar. All these signings come at the perfect time for Mets fans, who were beginning to think the worst after their struggles to hire a GM and their failure to resign both Noah Syndergaard and Aaron Loup. Throw in the lost bidding war for reliever Steven Matz after a supposed verbal agreement was already reached, and you’ve got yourself quite the sad offseason. However, in the blink of an eye, the Mets were able to add 3 former all-stars to their seemingly dying roster.
Scherzer stands to be a fantastic addition to this Mets team, having held a record of 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA in his last season. Throw in the fact that he’ll now be pitching alongside the 2-time Cy Young Award Winner Jacob Degrom and all of a sudden we have one of the most dangerous pitching duos in MLB history.
This deal does much more than bolster the Mets pitching staff--it allows the Mets to take one more step closer to becoming the financial powerhouse that Owner Steve Cohen had set out for it to be. Since his purchase of the organization, Steve Cohen has promised Mets fans that they will no longer be a fly on the wall in free agency--and after signing Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez, Starling Marte, and Max Scherzer in just one year, how can you not believe him?
Since the news of Scherzer’s deal, the Mets’ odds to win the 2022 World Series have jumped significantly--and seeing as free agency is still really in the early stages, I wouldn’t be surprised to see those odds jump up even more. Regardless as to whether or not they sign anybody else, this Mets team seems to be the strongest they've been in years, and can very well end up being a perennial NL East contender.